On 15 February, the European Parliament voted in favour of the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between the EU and Canada (CETA), with a following ratification from Canada on 17 May 2017. At the G-20 meeting in Hamburg, the date of 21 September has been communicated as the start of the CETA's provisional application.
On 6 July 2017, the EU and Japan reached a general political agreement over the negotiations of the Economic Partnership Agreement, however the agreement is not signed yet (investment protection and regulatory cooperation are still open for negotiations).
In long-awaited Opinion 2/15, the Court of Justice rendered its opinion that following matters fall within the EU shared competence:
- Investor-to-state Dispute Settlement (ISDS),
- The Non-direct Foreign Investment,
- State-to-State dispute settlement relating to portfolio investment and ISDS.
Laura Beretta, Professor at the School of Management of Bocconi University, and Davide Rovetta will present a session concerning the regulatory risk, practical issues and compliance strategies as part of a workshop on "Investing in Iran: evaluating risks and opportunities" (in Italian), at the School of Management of Bocconi University, Milan, Italy.
Laura Beretta and Davide Rovetta will highlight some of the most challenging changes introduced by the new European Union Customs Law.
In January 2016 the US Office of Foreign Assets Control adopted an important exemption for US companies in the context of the liberalisation of sanctions with Iran.
University of Oslo on 24-27 November 2015 hosted guest lectures at the institutes for Sea Law and European Union Law.
University of Genoa hosted a conference, with support from the European Union, on the new EU Directive on access to damages for violation of competition law, which was held on 19-20 November.
University of Tours (Francois Rabelais) marked the 800 year anniversary of Magna Carta with an interdisciplinary conference held on 12-13 November 2015. Peter Gjortler spoke on Magna Carta and links to the current Charter of the European Union, underlining common traits as well as differences in basic values and methods of regulation.
Peter Gjortler spoke on Democratic Legitimacy and the Court of Justice of the European Union, based on a contribution to a book published by the university in which it is argued that a balance between democratic legitimacy and judicial activism is most clearly demonstrated by the Court in its case law concerning the limits to EU competences.
Peter Gjortler recently addressed a Symposium entitled "No Limits at the Berlin School of Economics and Law" (HWR) on 28-29 October 2015.
We invite you to join Integration Point and Grayston & Company for a 60-minute educational webcast on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Eastern/ 3:00 p.m. European Standard Time, to learn how companies are using the WCO Explanatory Notes today and how your company could benefit.
Par un communiqué de presse du 1er octobre, le Collège de concurrence de l’Autorité belge de la concurrence informe qu’il a condamné l’entreprise vendeur « Sanoma Media Belgium N.V. » à payer 50.000 euros d’amendes pour avoir remis à l’Auditeur, après le délai qui lui était imparti, une étude de marché après que l’auditeur ne doive communiquer ses objections concernant le projet d’acquisition, alors que cette entreprise en avait connaissance depuis au moins deux jours.
Le Crocodile Lacoste envoie au tapis le Caïman polonais !
Arrêt du Tribunal de l’UE du 30 septembre 2015.
En 2007, la société polonaise Eugenia Mocek et Jadwiga Wenta KAJMAN Firma HandlowoUsługowo-Produkcyjna (« Mocek et Wenta ») a demandé à l’Office de l’harmonisation dans le marché intérieur (OHMI) d’enregistrer le signe figuratif qui représente un caïman comme marque communautaire pour différents produits et services (notamment des sacs, des vêtements et coussins pour animaux, des chaussures et des locations immobilières) :
GCO is delighted to be a sponsor of the WorldECR’s 2015 Export Control & Sanctions FORUM which will be held in Washington DC on 21-22 September.