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'Metal on Metal' - German Supreme Court refers year-long dispute regarding a Kraftwerk sample to ECJ

European Union, Germany - June 8 2017 The German Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) has decided to refer a set of questions to the ECJ for a preliminary ruling regarding a trial between

European Commission publishes REFIT analysis of EU consumer law

European Union - June 12 2017 The European Commission recently published the findings of its analysis of EU consumer law rules, following its review of six consumer law directives

Digital Single Market - Portability regulation adopted by Council

European Union - June 8 2017 On 8 June 2017, the Council of the European Union adopted the new regulation on the portability of digital services across the EU, whereby consumers

Supreme Court clarifies the jurisdictional reach of US courts over foreign corporations

USA - January 27 2014 On January 14, 2014, the US Supreme Court, in a unanimous judgment, once again reversed a lower court's assertion of extraterritorial jurisdiction

Derivative actions under the Companies Act 2006

United Kingdom - September 28 2007 Derivative actions are claims brought by individual shareholders, acting on behalf of a company, against the company’s directors

Queen’s Speech: Consumer protection still high on HMG’s agenda

European Union, United Kingdom - June 21 2017 The Queen's Speech today continued to emphasise the importance of consumer protection in the government's legislative agenda. The government

Queen’s Speech confirms importance of EU data protection regime for the UK

European Union, United Kingdom - June 21 2017 Although somewhat overshadowed by the eight Brexit-related Bills, today's Queen's Speech announced the government's plans for a new Data Protection

Enforcement trends in Hong Kong

Hong Kong - June 20 2017 With a new head of enforcement came a reinvigorated approach to enforcement for the Securities and Futures Commission (SFC

TUPE or not TUPE?

United Kingdom - June 19 2017 A sale of shares in a company will not ordinarily engage the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 (as amended) (TUPE

New U.S. Customs and Border Protection rule amends regulations in light of ban on forced labor imports

USA - June 19 2017 On June 8, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published a final rule in the Federal Register (the official, daily journal of the U.S. federal