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EU Commission sets out its measures to digitise European industry
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • April 27 2016

We've previously commented in some depth on the EU's Digital Single Market proposals, most of which are currently out to consultation. Last week


Regulators take aim at the sharing economy
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • April 26 2016

The rise of the so-called sharing economy has been made possible by ubiquitous smartphone connectivity and online payment systems. Until recently


The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 and the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016: the next step in the new procurement landscape
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 19 2016

The Utilities Contracts Regulations 2016 and the Concession Contracts Regulations 2016 came into force yesterday. This is the final step in the UK's


EU adopts Data Protection Regulation - in force 2018
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • April 14 2016

The EU Data Protection Regulation was finally adopted on 14 April 2016, following four years of negotiation. The Regulation, which has been highly


A few competition law thoughts on the Internet of Things
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • March 31 2016

These days, there’s so much technology inside household device that some of them, like smart fridges, can communicate with other devices and even take


The Commission’s initial findings on ‘geo-blocking’
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • March 23 2016

On 18 March 2016, the European Commission published its initial findings on 'geo-blocking' practices, which may prevent online shoppers from


European trade mark reform
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • March 22 2016

The Community Trade Mark Regulation and EU Trade Mark Directive reforms were finally approved at the end of 2015. The changes, which start coming


Online dispute resolution: new platform and obligations for online traders
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • March 7 2016

The European Commission has launched a new online dispute resolution (ODR) platform for consumers and traders. The aim of the platform, established


Brexit: The UK Pensions Perspective
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • March 3 2016

With the date of the EU referendum now announced as 23 June 2016 and high profile political leaders joining the “Out” campaign, the


Living on the edge: Doing business with personal data flows from the EU
  • Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • European Union
  • March 1 2016

It is essential for companies to stay on top of the developments in Europe to identify and implement a suitable solution. In their article