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Blockchain technology for contracts: Above the law?
  • RPC
  • European Union
  • March 23 2017

A recent report by the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) explores how blockchain technology could continue to develop and impact on a


The Insurance Block Exemption: The End of an Era
  • RPC
  • European Union
  • March 13 2017

Following the European Commission's unsurprising, but rather muted, announcement not to renew the Insurance Block Exemption (the "IBER") in any


What next for the Energy Performance of Retail Buildings?
  • RPC
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 6 2017

After the initial success of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) and the widespread introduction of the Energy Performance


International trade questions surrounding Brexit
  • RPC
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • March 2 2017

On 17 January 2017, the UK government finally announced its Brexit intentions. The government confirmed a so-called “hard Brexit”, making it clear


A punishment to fit the crime - CJEU allows punitive damages in IP infringement cases
  • RPC
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 22 2017

In a recent decision, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) ruled that the EU Enforcement Directive does not preclude the legal provision of punitive


Customs and excise quarterly update February 2017
  • RPC
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 16 2017

In this quarterly update we report on new customs examination powers which allow HMRC to examine goods away from ports, airports and other approved


Business rate hikes about to hit retailers
  • RPC
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 8 2017

After rent and staff costs, business rates represent the biggest outgoing for many businesses. For information on how rates are calculated, click


Brexit does not spell the end of the GDPR
  • RPC
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 8 2017

Whether or not the GDPR will remain a part of UK law will depend on the path of the Brexit negotiations. A post-Brexit UK government may wish to


Make insolvency great again
  • RPC
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • February 8 2017

One of the great criticisms of the new President of the United States of America is that his companies filed for bankruptcy four times when he was a


The Survey Says! EU General Court decides on requirements for evidence on distinctive character
  • RPC
  • European Union
  • February 3 2017

A recent decision by the European General Court (GC) highlights the requirement for comprehensive evidence when seeking to prove acquired