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    February case law digest


    An overview of the most important cases and references for preliminary ruling to the Court of Justice of the EU.

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    LGBT History Month


    Law Society of England and Wales has been very active recently for LGBT History Month: Our rainbow flag has been flying on the front of the building and will be there until the end of the month ‘Stumbling on the same stone’ - Opinion piece in the ...

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    Is big data our friend or foe?


    In January our office hosted a panel at the 11 th Annual Computers, Privacy and Data Protection Conference entitled ‘Big Data: Friend or Foe for Consumers and Competition Policy?’.

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    Updates from the Law Society of Northern Ireland


    The LSNI launches its new GDPR training programme ‘ Ready Steady GDPR - The Complete “How To” Guide to getting GDPR ready’

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    Brexit Update


    The drama and excitement of the last-minute EU-UK agreement on Phase 1 of Brexit talks in December last gave way to a period of relative calm in Brussels for the EU’s Brexit negotiators in early 2018

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    Institutional Ideas from the President


    On 14 February 2018 Jean-Claude Juncker gave a press conference providing his vision for future institutional issues in the European Union. In his introductory speech he called for the continuation of the ‘Lead Candidate’ Process, known widely in Brussels in its German form ‘ Spitzenkandidaten ’. Under this process, each ...

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    Online shopping just got better!


    MEPs have voted in favour of ending geo-blocking and country redirects by the end of 2018. On 6 February MEPs adopted a regulation to end geo-blocking, obliging retailers to give people access to goods and services on the same terms all over the EU, regardless of where they are connecting ...

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    Legal charity wins silver in European Association Awards


    The Lawscot Foundation won the silver award in the ‘Most Innovative Development by an Association’ category in the 2018 European Association Awards, Friday 23 February. 

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    A glimpse at future EU Consumer Policy


    The EU is making a concerted effort to drive international standards for consumer protection. If it succeeds, it will widen the market for exports and imports. The driver in the background for this initiative is inherently pollical, following recent scandals involving the diesel industry, Ryanair and the debate which surrounds ...

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    Ready, Steady, GDPR - Law Society of Northern Ireland's training programme


    The Law Society of Northern Ireland is participating in the official EU ‘TRADATA project’ and partnered with 8 other EU countries to provide comprehensive training on Data Protection Reform (GDPR). As part of the project the Society has organised a GDPR Conference which will take place on 13 April 2018 ...

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    European Parliament votes to launch TAXE 3 Committee of Inquiry


    On 8 February, the European Parliament’s Conference of Presidents voted to launch another inquiry into financial crime, tax evasion and tax avoidance. This follows the investigations of the TAXE 1 and 2 committees, which were founded to examine the consequences of the “LuxLeaks” papers in 2014, and the PANA committee ...

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    A New Year Celebration


    On 31 January 2018 our office co-hosted a New Year reception with our office partners, (the German Federal Bar, Czech Bar, Austrian Bar, Luxembourgish Bar and French-German speaking Belgian Bar) where we welcomed officeholders and colleagues from a variety of organisations and institutions, including the three UK Law Societies (England ...

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    Following Brexit – Which arrangements for the future UK-EU relationship?


    Sven Norberg, Senior Advisor at KREAB, Brussels discusses the options for a future UK-EU relationship.  

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    Law Reform - Revisions to the EU Copyright Directive


    Discussions on the reform of copyright continue within the EU institutions. The proposal for a directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market has had a troubled inception since its provision to the Council by the Commission on 14 September 2016, forming part of the Commission’s broader initiatives under the ...

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    Brexit and family law – position paper


    In this article, we discuss three main possibilities for when EU family law provisions will cease to apply in the UK post-Brexit.

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    Updates from the Law Society of Northern Ireland


    The Law Society of Northern Ireland tell us about some of their recent activities

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    CCBE submits an Amicus Brief in support of Microsoft at US Supreme Court


    The Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) submitted an Amicus Brief in support of Microsoft in United States v Microsoft . Amicus briefs are the only form of intervention before the courts by a third party which is interested in a given case. They are especially ...

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    Council Adopts Negotiating Mandate on the Transparency Register


    On 6 December 2017, the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) agreed on the Council’s position on the Commission proposal for a mandatory Transparency Register. This means that the Council Presidency will now be able to begin negotiations with the Parliament and Commission on the Council’s participation in the Transparency Register. ...

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    The Hague Judgments Project reaching the finishing line


    Tamasin Dorosti, trainee solicitor on secondment to the Brussels Office attended the seminar we co-hosted in London on the Hague Conference Judgments Project. She gives an overview and update of the draft Convention.