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Are UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules at odds with EU Competition Law?
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • August 20 2014

UEFA's Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules may seem to be the solution to protecting the beautiful game, by making the sport more competitive, but it may


Back to black (and white)?
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • July 16 2014

As of 16 July 2014 the scope of protection given to black, white or grey (B&W) trade marks in Ireland will change. The implementation of the Common


Pharmaceutical manufacturers are fined and may also be liable for damages
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • July 17 2014

The European Commission has imposed fines totalling 427.7 million on the French pharmaceutical company Servier and five producers of generic


ELTIF - a new retail fund that will benefit from the AIFMD passport
  • LK Shields
  • 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


Proposal for a Directive on antitrust damages actions
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • June 23 2014

Consumers are often directly or indirectly affected by the consequences of anti-competitive practices such as cartels or abuses of dominant position


ESMA approves AIFMD co-operation agreements with 34 jurisdictions
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • June 10 2013

The Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (the AIFMD) came into force on 21 July 2011 and must be transposed into national law of EU Member


Merger of Three and O2 has been given the go ahead, but subject to conditions
  • LK Shields
  • European Union, Ireland
  • June 12 2014

The European Commission has cleared the proposed merger between Hutchison 3G (H3G) and Telefónica Ireland (O2 Ireland), subject to conditions


Protection of geographical indications
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • September 4 2014

The European Union (EU) has a geographical indication (GI) system to protect certain types of agricultural products. A GI is a sign that identifies a


Reverse solicitation
  • LK Shields
  • 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


UCITS V an update
  • LK Shields
  • European Union
  • December 31 2014

The objective of UCITS V is to enhance investor protection and improve investor confidence in UCITS explains the Financial Services Team. Overview