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    The ruling of the German Federal Constitutional Court adds further woe to the long awaited Unified Patent Court (UPC)

    2020-05-04T13:51:00Z

    The IP legal community is facing renewed uncertainty over the future of the UPC, which would have provided for the establishment of a European patent with unitary effect, enforceable in all contracting member states. The most recent setback was the judgment of the German Federal Constitutional Court on the 20 ...

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    Brexit: Time is nigh and analysis of the legal text

    2020-05-04T13:45:00Z

    Like all national governments, the European Commission has been severely impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This has included progress on the negotiations with the UK for the future relationship, with the last major milestone being the publication of the EU’s draft legal text for the FTA, published on the 18 ...

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    Recognition and Enforcement of judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters

    2020-05-04T11:55:00Z

    State of Play Prior to the UK’s exit from the EU (and until the end of the transition period) the legislative framework which governed the recognition and enforcement of judgements on civil and commercial matters remains the Brussels I Recast Regulation 1215/2012 and the 2007 Lugano Convention. Both are ...

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    Cross Border Mediation in a Post Brexit World by Peter Causton

    2020-05-04T09:23:00Z

    No current article is complete without mentioning the coronavirus and so I begin by highlighting the revolution in communications which the virus is causing. Courts throughout the EU are having to adapt and introduce remote hearings or are adjourning cases, creating a backlog to be dealt with when the isolation ...

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    Impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on fundamental rights

    2020-04-30T16:11:00Z

    In this article, we bring you the latest policy and legislative developments concerning the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on fundamental rights, and in particular the right to privacy. We feature initiaitves by the EU institutions and agencies such as European Parliament, European Commission and European Data Protection Board.

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    Some Consequences of the Coronavirus Pandemic on Legal Services by Jonathan Goldsmith

    2020-04-30T14:00:00Z

    Slowly some of the potential consequences for legal services are emerging from the fog of our current coronavirus crisis. Here is one major and one minor one.

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    Will the UK rely more on private international law in the future? by Michael Clancy

    2020-04-23T14:38:00Z

    Private International Law is a branch of law which is about to become more interesting for UK and EU lawyers in the post Brexit legal landscape. The deconstruction of the supranational legal order, to which the UK has belonged, and the reconstruction of the national legal order to include those ...

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    Brexit and the challenge for international injury: how European private international law can help those seriously injured overseas

    2020-04-22T13:21:00Z

    As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to dominate world news, it feels like Brexit has been kicked into the long grass. However, the pandemic will pass and, when it does, Brexit will still be a reality. As the pent-up demand for international travel is unleashed later this year, the rights of ...

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    Canada, the most European Country oustide of Europe! - By Sam Ayoub

    2020-03-16T08:42:00Z

    Canada and the EU have a long history of economic co-operation. Comprising 28 Member States with a total population of over 500 million and a GDP of €13.0 trillion in 2012, the European Union (EU) is the world’s second-largest single market, foreign investor and trader. As an integrated bloc, the ...

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    The UK-EU future relationship

    2020-03-13T13:18:00Z

    The UK and EU have now both published their mandates for the upcoming negotiations on a UK-EU Free Trade Agreement. The visions contain some stark differences but also a lot of common ground. The question is whether in the tight timeframe available, the two sides are able to forge an ...

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    International Women’s Day 2020

    2020-03-09T13:58:00Z

    Source: Pixabay, 4 March 2018 International Women’s Day is celebrated annually on the 8 March. The campaign for this year’s International Women’s Day is #EachforEqual and the quote for 2020’s campaign is: “An equal world is an enabled world.” This article will outline the European Union ...

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    The European Union’s mandate for the future EU-UK negotiations

    2020-03-06T10:00:00Z

    The European Union’s final mandate was released on 25 th  February 2020 and calls for an ambitious and comprehensive partnership envisaged with the United Kingdom. The mandate provides the basis for future negotiations to be carried out and is comprised of four main components:

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    Case law digest - February-March 2020

    2020-03-05T15:49:00Z

    Summaries of all relevant CJEU judgements and Advocate General opinons from the month of February.  

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    Commission announces its Digital Policy Package

    2020-02-24T13:28:00Z

    On 19 February, the Commission announced its Digital Policy Package which outline its ideas and goals for the digital future. The Package consists of four papers: Shaping Europe’s digital future , White Paper on Artificial Intelligence – A European approach to excellence and trust , Report on the safety ...

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    European Parliament holds a hearing on AI in criminal law

    2020-02-21T16:05:00Z

    On 20 February, the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs held a hearing on AI and criminal law. The hearing gathered experts from the EU and international institutions, civil society and academia to discuss the current legal framework for the use of AI in the criminal justice system. ...

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    EU Trade Commissioner Hogan announces new transparency package

    2020-02-20T11:15:00Z

    On 18 February, EU Commissioner for Trade Phil Hogan announced a new package to improve transparency in trade policy. The new commitments took effect on the same day and now apply to all relevant documents.

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    European Parliament approves resolution on automated decision-making process

    2020-02-18T16:35:00Z

    On Wednesday 12 th February 2020 the Parliament adopted a resolution on automated decision-making processes: ensuring consumer protection and free movement of goods and services. AI is an area which has been the subject of much debate in the early part of 2020 both in Strasbourg and in ...

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    Trainee Spotlight - Victoria Kinkaid

    2020-02-04T08:25:00Z

    Trainee Solicitor, Victoria Kinkaid shines a light on her first month in Brussels Office and how she thinks employers can benefit from their trainees participating in the Brussels Office secondment. 

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    Trainee Spotlight - Nadia Cook

    2020-02-04T08:25:00Z

    Legal Trainee, Nadia Cook shines a light on her first month in Brussels Office and how she thinks employers can benefit from their trainees participating in the Brussels Office secondment