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  • Case law digest April 2019

    23 April 2019

    This month’s brief overview of the CJEU cases.

  • EU FDI screening mechanism enters into force

    18 April 2019

    On 10 April, the EU foreign direct investment (FDI) screening mechanism entered into force. The new regulation sets up a framework for screening the investment from non-EU countries that may affect security or public order.

  • EU modernises its consumer law

    18 April 2019

    On 29 March, the Romanian presidency and the European Parliament reached an agreement on a draft directive which amends four existing EU directives protecting consumers’ interests.

  • Joint Brussels Office holds conference on: What will Brexit bring for international private clients?

    16 April 2019

    On 2 April 2019 the Law Societies’ Joint Brussels Office, in collaboration with STEP Benelux, held a conference at Loyens and Loeff’s Brussels Office.  With Brexit regularly making headlines over the past few months, the conference aimed to discuss the changes Brexit will bring for international private clients.

  • European expert group publishes its ethics guidelines for trustworthy AI

    15 April 2019

    On 8 April, the European Commission published its ethics guidelines on trustworthy AI. The guidelines are a result of a year-long work of the EU expert group on ethics and artificial intelligence (AI), set up by the Commission. The guidelines also include the input from the public consultation which was launched in December 2018.

  • Brexit and lawyers' practice rights - an overview

    15 April 2019

    Anna Drozd and Betty-Ann Morain of the Joint Brussels Office of the Law Societies look at practice rights in the light of Brexit.

  • Brexit: EU leaders agree to extend UK membership until October 2019

    12 April 2019

    The European Council decided in the early morning of 11 April 2019 that the UK’s departure from the EU will be postponed from 12 April to 31 October 2019. The extension was granted on the basis that the UK takes part in the upcoming European elections. If the UK does not take part in the elections and if there is no withdrawal agreement in place, the UK will leave the EU without a deal on 1 June 2019.

  • Commission publishes its report on trade defense instruments

    9 April 2019

    On 28 March, the Commission published its report on trade defense instruments (TDIs) whose aim is to protect the EU companies and consumers against unfair trade.

  • Helena Raulus appointed interim Chair of the EU Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce

    29 March 2019

    Dr Helena Raulus, Head of the Brussels Office of the UK Law Socities, will take over as interim Chair of the EU Committee of the British Chamber of Commerce, EU & Belgium with effect from 27th February 2019. She will hold this position until the official election at the BCC AGM in May

  • European case law digest – March 2019

    28 March 2019

    In our March edition of the European case law digest, we feature cases in the field of  migration law, procurement law and family law. 

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