Reining in the tech giants?

The EU has a tough task at hand in order to create a fertile ground for European tech companies to flourish and compete on a global scale.

EU policy and legal developments in 2019

With the European Parliament elections on the horizon, 2019 will be full of challenges to overcome for the European Union.

EU-Singapore trade deal nearing finishing line

The free-trade agreement between the EU and Singapore is expected to come into force later in 2019. Many trade barriers will be eliminated and EU rigorous standards and requirements will thus expand to South-East Asia.

EU, Japan agreement creates world’s largest free-trade area
13 December 2018 International Trade Landmark agreement between EU, Japan creates world’s largest free-trade area After five years of negotiations, the European Parliament has approved a major trade agreement between the European Union and Japan. The EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement…
The European digital services tax: Now or never?
26 November 2018 European Union The digital services tax: Now or never? The December meeting of EU finance ministers will be interesting. There are countries that staunchly support the proposed digital services tax on a European level, while others reject…
Brexit: A major headache for company lawyers
Brexit A major headache for company lawyers While the mood in the UK seems to constantly shift in response to the revolving carousel of Brexit news and emerging scenarios, most of Europe continues to react with composure. So are we…
Iran sanctions: Companies caught in transatlantic diplomatic spat
17 October 2018 Trade dispute Iran sanctions: Companies caught in transatlantic diplomatic spat President Donald Trump’s decision to exit the Iran nuclear deal and US pressure on other Western nations to abandon trading with Iran has raised the stakes in…
Europe must undergo profound reform to succeed in the digital, globalized age
24 September 2018 Future of the EU Europe must undergo profound reform to succeed in the digital, globalised age Company lawyers understand and appreciate Europe and European policymaking. Their work has clearly been internationalised and Europeanised over the last decade.…
The EU data protection regulation: effects and fallout
24 September 2018 EU data protection rules The EU data protection regulation: effects and fallout Unless your commercial activities consist of running a corner shop or a food stand, then it is likely that you are only too aware of…
What does the future hold for intra-EU investment protection?
24 September 2018 Investment protection What does the future hold for intra-EU investment protection? – Termination of intra-EU bilateral investment treaties (intra-EU BITs) The Achmea ruling of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) caused a stir in trade policy in March…

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