Why a call to boycott through social networks is illegal

When activist messaging turns into a call for boycott, the action becomes illegal in many countries of the European Union, as is the case in France.

Lack of transposition of Copyright Directive starts infringement proceedings

The letters of formal notice, the first step in the proceedings, were sent 23 EU Member States have yet to fully transpose the Directives into national legislation, which entered into force in June 2019 and for which the transposition deadline was on 7 June.

Corporate accountability laws coming to Europe

The legislations are a part of a broader push by the EU towards a mandatory EU system of due diligence for supply chains

European class actions expected to rise as opt-outs become more popular

These statistics are part of the findings from CMS’s European Class Action Report 2021 over the five year period from 2016 to 2020.

Legal Professional Privilege in Europe and Beyond

The roundtable discussion included the status of LPP in various European jurisdictions, including Germany, France, the UK and others, in addition to providing a regulatory overview within the EU legal framework, contrasting it with the status of LPP in the US.

Post-Brexit Enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters: are there any winners?

The UK Law Societies’ Joint Brussels Office analyses how cross-border commercial agreements will be enforced in a post-Brexit Europe between British and continental entities.

Franco-German response hailed across Europe, critics worry about the extent and scope

The recovery package, hailed by many, could be seen as a landmark decision for the future of the European Union

Successive fixed-term work contracts contravene EU law even when entered into voluntarily

“The fact that a worker consented to the establishment of successive fixed-term employment relationships does not deprive him or her from the protection granted by the Framework Agreement on fixed-term work”

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

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