Skating On Thin Ice? European Commission Challenges Compatibility of ISU Eligibility Rules with EU Competition Rules

By | Sports Shorts | September 29, 2016
Skating On Thin Ice? European Commission Challenges Compatibility of ISU Eligibility Rules with EU Competition Rules

The European Commission announced on 27 September 2016 that it had sent a formal “statement of objections” to the International Skating Union, alleging that the ISU’s rule banning skaters from taking part in unauthorised speed skating events and subject to a lifetime ban sanction, infringes the prohibition of anticompetitive agreements in Article 101(1) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU).

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Why the GDPR is Good News for Business

Why the GDPR is Good News for Business

Not many people will remember this but in 2008, Richard Thomas, the former UK Information Commissioner caused a fairly dramatic stir in the privacy world – at least among policy makers and fellow regulators – by unashamedly proclaiming that European data protection law was outdated and ineffective to address the technological and privacy challenges of the 21st century.

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With a Carrot and a Stick: Fine Discounts for Cooperation Return to Abuse Enforcement

On 20 September 2016, the European Commission fined Altstoff Recycling Austria (“ARA”) under Article 102 TFEU for abusing its dominant position in the Austrian waste management market by blocking its downstream competitors from reasonable access to its necessary upstream infrastructure.

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Why the GDPR is Good News for Business

Why the GDPR is Good News for Business

Not many people will remember this but in 2008, Richard Thomas, the former UK Information Commissioner caused a fairly dramatic stir in the privacy world – at least among policy makers and fellow regulators – by unashamedly proclaiming that European data protection law was outdated and ineffective to address the technological and privacy challenges of the 21st century.

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Delegated Regulation On RTS On Minimum Set of Information On Financial Contracts

Delegated Regulation On RTS On Minimum Set of Information On Financial Contracts

There has been published in the Official Journal of the EU (OJ) the Commission Delegated Regulation of 7 June 2016 supplementing the Bank Recovery and Resolution Directive with regard to regulatory technical standards specifying a minimum set of the information on financial contracts that should be contained in the detailed records and the circumstances in which the requirement should be imposed.

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EMA Determines Plasma- and Urine- Derived Medicines Safe from Zika Contamination

On 21 September 2016, the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) issued a press release to announce that the assessment it carried out along with competent authorities in the EU Member States have confirmed that patients who take plasma-derived or urine-derived medicines do not face increased risk of contamination with the Zika virus.

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