EU Citizens’ Rights in the UK – a Number of Unanswered Questions

By | Brexit Legal | June 23, 2017
At a European council summit dinner last night, Theresa May outlined the UK’s offer to secure the rights of EU citizens in the UK.  The key points have been reported as follow: EU citizens with 5 years’ residence in the UK before a cut-off point (expected to be no later than Brexit day) will be eligible for a ‘settled status’ category allowing the same rights to education, healthcare, pensions and benefits as other UK citizens. View Full Post
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Retailers Consortium V MasterCard – an Update On Ongoing MIF Litigation

Background Our previous blog piece (20 September 2016) described how, in 2007, the EU found that MasterCard’s Multilateral Interchange Fees (“MIFs“) were unfairly high. This decision was applicable to cross-border transactions using MasterCard and Maestro cards in the European Economic Area (“EEA“). View Full Post
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The European Commission Places Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Issues Centre Stage

By | Latham.London | June 20, 2017
By Paul Davies and Michael Green The European Commission has recently published plans to integrate sustainability considerations into decisions made by investors within the EU. More specifically, the EU is looking to spell out in legislation, that the consideration of ESG issues should be incorporated into the fiduciary duties of EU asset managers. View Full Post
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SFO Win a Reminder of the Limits of Privilege in Internal Investigations

In May the Serious Fraud Office persuaded a High Court judge to order Eurasian Natural Resources Corporation to hand over internal investigation documents it had claimed were privileged. The decision brings back into focus the vexed question of which documents produced in corporate internal investigations can be withheld in subsequent regulatory investigations and prosecutions. View Full Post
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German Utilities Score Billions On Constitutional Challenge to German Nuclear Fuel Tax

By | Latham.London | June 16, 2017
By Jörn Kassow and Alexander Wilhelm On 7 June 2017, the Federal Constitutional Court of Germany (FCC) published a recent decision that declared the German Nuclear Fuel Tax Act (Kernbrennstoffsteuergesetz – KernbrStG) void due to the lack of legislative competence of the federal legislator (Bundestag) to enact the law constitutionally. View Full Post
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