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Prohibition of online advertising in a list of e-mails or messages – a misstep by the CJEU?

Prohibition of online advertising in a list of e-mails or messages – a misstep by the CJEU?
26/11/2021

When submitted a request for a preliminary ruling, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) is expect to answer questions – not raise too many new ones. Unfortunately, a judgment on online advertising of 25 November 2021 appears to miss the mark in this respect.

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What’s the fix? A wave of ‘right to repair’ initiatives sweeps the US and Europe

What’s the fix? A wave of ‘right to repair’ initiatives sweeps the US and Europe
22/11/2021

Apple this week announced a significant policy change in launching ‘Self Service Repair,’ making Apple parts, tools, and manuals available to individual consumers for the first time (starting with iPhones 12 and 13).

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New taxonomy-related disclosures RTS published

New taxonomy-related disclosures RTS published
27/10/2021

Despite the delay to Level II1 announced by the European Commission (“EC”) at the beginning of the summer 2021, the last few months have been busy for sustainable finance!

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Sustainable Finance update (asset management): Final Report on SFDR RTS regarding taxonomy-related disclosures

Sustainable Finance update (asset management): Final Report on SFDR RTS regarding taxonomy-related disclosures
26/10/2021

On 22 October 2021, the European Supervisory Authorities or ESAs (EBA, EIOPA and ESMA)  presented the European Commission with their Final Report on the draft Regulatory Technical Standards (RTS) regarding taxonomy-related pre-contractual

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The new EU toolbox to tackle soaring energy prices

The new EU toolbox to tackle soaring energy prices
22/10/2021

The ongoing energy price crisis in the aftermath of COVID-19, which has curtailed industrial production and left consumers across Europe facing higher heating bills as winter approaches, has ramped up pressure on the EU and EU Member States to urgently address the problem.

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The CJEU extends Achmea to intra-EU Energy Charter Treaty arbitrations

The CJEU extends Achmea to intra-EU Energy Charter Treaty arbitrations
02/09/2021

In a judgment dated 2 September 2021 in Komstroy v Moldova (Case C-741/19), the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) has held intra-EU investment arbitration proceedings under the multilateral Energy Charter Treaty (“ECT”) incompatible with EU law

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Draft revised vertical regulation and guidelines

Draft revised vertical regulation and guidelines
19/07/2021

The European Commission takes a hard line against online platforms, dual distribution and MFNs

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General Court of the CJ annuls State aid decision in Amazon case

General Court of the CJ annuls State aid decision in Amazon case
13/07/2021

The case concerned the arm’s length nature of a royalty paid by a Luxembourg operating company (LuxOpCo) to a Luxembourg partnership (LuxSCS) – a tax transparent entity in Luxembourg – for the use of certain intangibles

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Further guidance from the ECJ on VAT exemption for the management of special investment funds

Further guidance from the ECJ on VAT exemption for the management of special investment funds
22/06/2021

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that the VAT exemption for the ‘management of special investment funds’ may under certain conditions also encompass tax-compliance services, as well as the use of software designed for the management of special investment funds

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Favourable CJEU clarification on the VAT exemption for fund management services

Favourable CJEU clarification on the VAT exemption for fund management services
22/06/2021

On 17 June 2021, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) rendered its judgment in joined cases K (C-58/20) and DBKAG (C-59/20) dealing with the question of which conditions must exist in order for services rendered

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