Chapter News

First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová’s press conference on Safe Harbour following the Court ruling in case C-362/14 (Schrems)

October 6, 2015

Speaking points of First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová First Vice-President Timmermans and Commissioner Jourová 's press conference on Safe Harbour following the Court ruling in...

Remarks by J. Dijsselbloem following today’s Eurogroup meeting

October 5, 2015

First let me fill you in on Greece. We took stock of the latest developments. Of course we welcomed the swift formation of the new government. And welcomed the strong commitment of the Greek authorities...

Fighting Tax Avoidance: Commissioner Moscovici welcomes final adoption of international tax reform package

October 5, 2015

Pierre Moscovici, Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, Taxation and Customs, has welcomed the final package of Base Erosion and Profit Shifting (BEPS) measures that the Organisation for Economic...

Lagarde Calls for ‘Policy Upgrade’ to Combat Uncertain Global Outlook

September 30, 2015

Policy makers will need to strengthen policies to address current challenges and help lead the world economy to recovery, IMF Managing Director Christine Lagarde said in a speech at the Council of the...

New EU Rules To Promote Investments In Infrastructure Projects

September 30, 2015

One of the goals of the Capital Markets Union is to help mobilise capital in Europe and channel it to the infrastructure and long term sustainable projects that Europe needs to create jobs. By amending...

Capital Markets Union: an Action Plan to boost business funding and investment financing

September 30, 2015

As part of the Juncker Commission priority to boost jobs, growth and investment across the EU, the Capital Markets Union (CMU), a key pillar of the Investment Plan, aims to tackle investment shortages...


BITs - The Good, the Bad & the Ugly of Bilateral Investment Treaties: What Investors And Their Advisors Need To Know About Investment Protection When Investing In Foreign Countries

October 29, 2015 | 8:00am

Investment Treaties protect foreign investors against the consequences of expropriations, unfair treatment and restrictions on the free flow of funds and can provide a basis for a claim by an individual investor against a state. Recent large arbitration awards have proven their benefit to foreign investors, but they have also increasingly drawn criticism.

European Employee Matters in Cross-Border M&A Transactions

November 12, 2015 | 8:00am

European employee matters in Cross border M&A Transaction: What you should be aware of when doing acquisitions in Europe.

Cross-Border Investigations Not at Cross Purposes

December 10, 2015 | 5:30pm

Please join us for a program discussing recent law enforcement trends, risks and organizational measures regarding Cross-Border Investigations in Europe and the U.S.

Upcoming Partner Events

Weathering the AIFMD: Pan-European Marketing of Alternative Investment Funds (AIF)

October 13, 2015 | 8:30am

EACCNY  member Arendt & Medernach is delighted to invite you to its AIFMD Pan-European Marketing Intelligence Seminar, which will take place on Tuesday, October 13th in New York. This seminar with an invited panel will address the marketing, distribution challenges and opportunities for third country market participants following the implementation of the AIFMD as well as selected aspects of the needs of European institutional investors:

Ascend: Elevate Your Cybersecurity Strategy

October 22, 2015 | 8:30am

Security breaches increased 48 percent from 2013 to 2014, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers’ survey, “Global State of Information Security.”
In addition, financial damages from security breaches increased 34 percent from 2013 to 2014. Businesses today must become hyper-vigilant in the face of cybersecurity threats to current and future operations.

Past, Present & Future of Labor Law: Lessons Learned, Critical New Developments & Future Challenges

November 05, 2015 | 8:30am

In the last five years, changes in employment and labor law have been remarkable in both scale and scope. From the Affordable Care Act, to unprecedented efforts by the NLRB to assert control over the non-union workplace, to the rapid escalation of local efforts to increase the minimum wage and expand benefits for employees--this decade is proving to be one of historic change for the employer community. The mid-point of the decade is a good time to reflect on lessons we have learned, new developments that have arisen, and challenges that lie ahead.

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Member News

Is the Safe Harbor Framework Still Safe?

October 5, 2015

On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will issue its decision in the Schrems case which may invalidate the U.S. Safe Harbor Framework. The Safe Harbor Framework permits U.S. companies...

Registration for Diversity Visa (Green Card) Lottery Now Open

October 2, 2015

As in past years, the DV lottery will allow a maximum of 50,000 "diversity immigrants" to obtain permanent residence in the United States if they are from countries with low rates of immigration to the...

SEC Outlines 2015 Compliance Focus as Cybersecurity Continues to Gain Prominence

October 1, 2015

After a series of high-profile data breaches at both financial and non-financial companies, regulators are increasingly highlighting the need for funds’ ongoing efforts to prevent and respond to hacking...

CMS European M&A Outlook 2015

October 1, 2015

M&A deal value is at its highest level since 2007, but Europe's executives are adopting a more cautious outlook on European M&A, according to research carried out by the top 10 international law...