TODAY’S TOP STORIES
Amazon hoping for an agreement to stop competition law investigations

The e-commerce giant could potentially be imposed some significant fines reaching in the billions of euros, in violation of EU competition law rules, unless they can strike a deal with the Commission.

In-house counsel in the fast lane

Why in-house lawyers are in extremely high demand in companies across Europe and how the profession evolved remarkably in recent years.

Brexit and Legal Professional Privilege in cross-border situations

Cross-border legal correspondence between companies and individuals based in the UK and in the EU should understand when LPP applies and what regulates it.

Professional statute essential for Dutch in-house counsel, Supreme Court holds

For foreign company lawyers in the Netherlands to enjoy the same rights as Dutch company lawyers, the conditions for guaranteeing independence are identical.

Attorneys must be “independent” to represent before courts in the EU

The General Court of the European Court of Justice recently clarified the definition of independence in the legal profession and demonstrated how the viewpoint has evolved since the AM&S and Akzo Nobel decisions.

The evolving roles and responsibilities of companies

Contrary to popular belief, the act of prioritising long-term goals and engaging with stakeholders returns higher profits than otherwise feasible for these companies.

Cour de cassation upholds lower court ruling, clarifies scope of legal professional privilege under French law

The case at hand concerned an investigation into potential cartel agreements between manufacturers, wholesalers, and major retailers in 2014.

EU-wide due diligence rules for large companies coming

The discussions on the necessity on the expansion of corporate social responsibility has gained noticeable traction over the past decade, with some European countries already having implemented such rules in their national regimes.

Dedicated buttons on TV remotes – a challenge to cultural sovereignty?

“If there is a button for an American platform, there must be a button for a French platform.”

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