Commission launches investigation into Fitbit acquisition by Google

The investigation will focus on whether Google’s acquisition will hinder competition in the online advertising services marketplace

Apple gains victory in the General Court

The American tech behemoth gained a major victory over the Commission, as the General Court did not see the company gaining unfair advantages in the Irish tax rulings.

Barnier sees major hurdles ahead with Brexit, remains hopeful they can be overcome

Though the chief negotiator sees major hurdles ahead, largely by the unwillingness of his counterparts, he remains hopeful that the differences can be overcome.

Coronavirus: ECB announces 750bn stimulus to rescue European economy

EU Central Bank ramps up its response to the Covid-19 pandemic currently sweeping Europe

Geographical Indications: Piggy-backing prohibited

EU’s geographical indications system strengthened by recent ECJ rulings, now to include protection against “figurative signs”

Businesses world-wide grappling with Coronavirus epidemic

Companies navigate business uncertainty as COVID-19 spreads through Europe

Schops: “Our role has substantially evolved and evolved in the right direction”

In 2020, we are proud to present our interview series with company lawyers across Europe and across various industries.

EU directive strengthening consumer rights now in force

The move aims to considerably strengthen the position of consumers within the online universe.

Australia and EU negotiating free-trade agreement

The EU is not holding back in enlarging the largest free trade area in the World

EU ministers reject ‘name-and-shame’ policy for tax-avoiding companies

The Member States are split in finding an amicable resolution in ensuring proper tax payments by such multinational companies

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