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The European Communities (Cross-Border Mergers) Regulations 2008

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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • October 16 2008

New EU regulations governing the cross-border merger of companies became law in May

The credit crunch breeds a rating agency watchdog

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  • European Union
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  • October 31 2008

As the credit crisis continues to affect confidence in the global financial market, the EU plans to adopt radical legislative measures for the oversight of Credit Rating Agencies (CRAs

Sex, death and money

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  • European Union
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  • July 4 2008

Just when you thought you could retire gracefully, a recent European Court case reaffirms the old adage that pensions are really about sex, death and money

Beware when you compare!

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  • European Union
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  • July 4 2008

Although your advertising and marketing staff might be tempted to knock your competitor’s product or service, there are rules about this kind of thing and they just got tougher

Reduction in trade mark fees soon to be implemented

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  • European Union
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  • March 12 2009

Fees for the application and registration of an EU wide trade mark are due to drop to around 1000 by mid 2009

Community Trade Mark fees to fall by 40 from 1 May 2009

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  • European Union
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  • April 20 2009

From 1 May 2009, the official cost of registering a Community Trade Mark (CTM) will be cut by 40 to 900 for online applications

Emissions trading

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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • May 8 2009

Emissions trading is a market-based scheme used to control emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases by providing economic incentives for achieving reductions in these emissions

Caps off to emissions trading

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  • European Union
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  • July 15 2009

Emissions trading is a market-based scheme to control emissions by providing economic incentives for companies to reduce their levels of greenhouse gas emissions

Knee-jerk reaction or reasoned response?

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  • European Union
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  • July 15 2009

Fund managers working with alternative investment funds believe that they have been unfairly targeted by a draft EU Directive for a financial crisis that was not of their making

Payment Services Directive: are you ready?

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  • European Union, Ireland
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  • August 28 2009

The Payment Services Directive 200764EC (the PSD) will become effective in Ireland on 1 November 2009 and will introduce a new EU-wide licensing regime for many firms and business that have up until now operated in an unregulated environment