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UCITS V - Draft Level 2 Regulations published by the European Commission
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • January 21 2016

On 17 December 2015, the European Commission published draft Level 2 Regulations under Directive 201491EU (UCITS V). UCITS V amends the existing


New legal requirements for online sales to consumers from January 2016
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  • European Union
  • December 17 2015

Businesses established in the EU that sell goods or services to consumers online will have to implement some changes to their websites and consumer


Safe Harbor declared invalid following EU ruling
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  • European Union
  • October 12 2015

Bye for now, Safe Harbor. The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled that the fifteen-year-old programme which has facilitated


Safe Harbor in doubt following EU ruling
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  • European Union
  • September 28 2015

An opinion delivered this week by Advocate General Yves Bot concludes that the Safe Harbor scheme is invalid. For the past fifteen years, that scheme


ISPs face the cost of implementing a graduated response system to deal with copyright infringers
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • July 8 2015

UPC Communications, an internet service provider (ISP), has been ordered by the Irish Commercial Court to implement a graduated response system (GRS


European court makes an important fashion statement
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  • European Union
  • June 15 2015

In a landmark decision, the European Union’s General Court has denied Louis Vuittonthe right to call the well-known Damier chequerboard pattern its own


ELTIF - a new retail fund that will benefit from the AIFMD passport
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  • European Union, Ireland
  • June 12 2015

An ELTIF is a new type of collective investment vehicle that will allow retail investors to put money into companies and projects that need long-term


Dispute resolution for consumers
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  • European Union
  • May 20 2015

Customers living in the EU are often wary of purchasing goods and services from sellers located in other Member States, due to concerns surrounding


Reverse solicitation
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  • European Union
  • May 12 2015

Although non-EU alternative investment funds (AIFs), managed by non-EU alternative investment fund managers (AIFMs), are not permitted to market


The Capital Markets Union
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  • European Union
  • April 13 2015

The European Commission (the Commission) recently launched a consultation process on a Capital Markets Union (CMU). The CMU is a plan to create