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    EU-Backed Multi-Party Interim Appeal Arbitration Arrangement (MPIA) Comes into Force

    2020-05-05T11:56:00Z

    The agreement is designed to temporarily replace non-functioning WTO Appellate Body

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    Case Law Digest - April 2020

    2020-05-04T15:58:00Z

    This month’s digest of CJEU case law includes judgments concerning the application of the Charter of Fundamental Rights in respect of EFTA nationals and extradition proceedings relating to third states; aspects of the application of the principle of equal treatment, both in relation to the free movement of workers and ...

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Data Protection Day - 28th January 2020

    2020-02-03T16:03:00Z

    To mark Data Protection Day 2020 we are discussing some recent developments in the field

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    Is AI a challenge to the legal profession?

    2020-02-03T16:01:00Z

    Update following workshop jointly organised by The Association for Corporate Counsel (ACC), European Company Lawyers’ Association (ECLA) and The Law Societies’ Joint Brussels Office

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    Commission announces European Green Deal

    2020-02-03T15:35:00Z

    On 11 December 2019 the European Commission announced the content of its much-anticipated European Green Deal. This article highlights what the Green Deal contains and what this means going forward.

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    January Case Law Digest

    2020-02-03T15:23:00Z

    The latest cases from across the European Union