• Big time for the Competition authorities who take up on big data

    On 10 May 2016, the German and French competition authorities published a joint report on “Competition Law and Data”, making it a prime example of close cooperation between two major national authorities, in a field of growing interest at the dawn of the digital age.

    November 24, 2016

  • What are the competition implications of ‘digital disruption’ ?

    Digital disruption is blowing a Schumpeterian gale of creative destruction throughout the global economy. These winds of change are delivering substantial increases in consumer welfare. The glowing glass screen of a smartphone enables us to access the library of all human knowledge. We can order any imaginable good or service; literally at our fingertips.

    November 24, 2016

  • Blockchain: competition issues in nascent markets

    Blockchain technologies are receiving a great deal of attention from businesses across a broad range of industry sectors, and for very good reasons. By offering the possibility of dealing with third parties using a secure, shared, indelible decentralised ledger, blockchain technologies1 have the potential to deliver significant value in transactions. These features of blockchain, rather than the precise technologies that that term includes, are of central importance.

    November 24, 2016

  • Commission announces a package of banking reforms

    The European Commission has published a number of proposed measures that form part of its work to reduce risk in the EU banking sector, as set out in the Communication Towards the Completion of the Banking Union.

    November 24, 2016

  • European Commission publishes proposals for a mandatory EU corporate tax system for MNEs

    On October 25, 2016, the European Commission published revised proposals for a Council Directive on a Common Corporate Tax Base

    November 23, 2016

  • FCA asset management market study

    In the FCA’s Business Plan 2015/16 the regulator announced its intention to undertake a market study into the asset management market.

    November 23, 2016

  • Essential Pensions News

    Essential Pensions News covers the latest pensions developments each month.

    November 22, 2016

  • IP monitor - Pizza battle goes to registrant

    The value of reliance on a trade-mark registration, as opposed to prior use, stands out sharply in the recent Federal Court of Appeal case of Pizzaiolo Restaurants Inc. v. Les Restaurants La Pizzaiolle Inc. ( 2016 FCA 256 October 28, 2016).

    November 22, 2016

  • OSC releases guidance for PMs regarding service arrangements with IIROC dealer members

    On November 17th, the Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) issued Staff Notice 31-347 (the Notice), which provides information and guidance to portfolio managers

    November 22, 2016

  • Creation of Workers Productive Councils

    On November 8, 2016, under the framework of the National Economic Emergency Decree, the president of the republic passed Decree Nº 2.535.

    November 22, 2016

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