Loyens and Loeff: Two prestigious awards in one week for the Employment & Benefits team!

Friday, November 16th, 2018

After winning the ‘Best Law Firm in Social Law’ award, our Employment & Benefits team shined again last night by winning the ‘Best Employment Law Firm’ award at the HR Excellence Awards.The HR Excellence Awards is the most prestigious recognition among the HR community in Belgium. These two awards make us very proud. Again, we […]

SIKA Opens a State-Of-The-Art Factory in Peru and Triples Its Capacity

Friday, November 16th, 2018

Sika Peru has opened new headquarters in the metropolitan area of Lima and introduced a modern plant for the production of concrete admixtures, mortar products, and acrylic liquid applied membranes (LAM). With this new plant, Sika is tripling its production capacities and strengthening its market position in Peru. At the new site in Lucumo, Sika […]

The Weekly Vulcan View for the 12th to the 16th of November featuring analysis of the latest EU developments

Friday, November 16th, 2018

VULCAN VIEW- KEY EVENTS THIS WEEK: BREXIT EU and UK reached a draft Brexit agreement that sparked chaos in London This week, against all the odds, the UK and EU overcame what had appeared to be insurmountable differences to reach a 585-page draft agreement on the withdrawal of the UK from the European Union, as well as a […]

Don’t Let These 10 Legal Myths Stop Your Doing Business In The USA: Myth #3 – There are so many methods of market entry that it is impossible to know which is best for my company.

Thursday, November 15th, 2018

By Marc S. Friedman |Director of Professional Relations | Global Commerce Education In the most recent article in this series,  I explained how many non-US companies, including Baltic businesses, are discouraged from exploiting a robust US marketplace by Myth #2 – that forming a business in the US takes a very long time with too […]

European Commission recommends to the European Council (Article 50) to find that decisive progress has been made in Brexit negotiations

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Brussels, 14 November 2018 The negotiators of the European Commission and the United Kingdom have today reached a deal on the terms of the Article 50 Withdrawal Agreement. All aspects of the Withdrawal Agreement have now been finalised and agreed at negotiator level. This agreement marks a decisive moment in the negotiations. The European Commission […]

The EU Insurance Distribution Directive

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

The EU Insurance Distribution Directive 2016/97 (“IDD”) entered into force on 22 February 2016. EU member states are required to transpose it into national legislation by 1 July 2018 and to apply it to insurers and insurance distributors by 1 October 2018. IDD will replace and repeal EU Insurance Mediation Directive 2002/92/EC (“IMD”). Like the IMD, […]

What would a no-deal Brexit mean for IP?

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

The UK government has published a series of notices to guide companies on IP in the event of a no-deal Brexit. Companies with significant businesses in the UK or looking to expand into the UK, should consider filing UK trade mark applications now for new brands and marks currently only protected as EU trade marks. […]

Toy Association Assesses Potential Impact of U.S. Federal and State Elections

Wednesday, November 14th, 2018

Last week’s elections will bring in new legislators at the federal and state levels and The Toy Association team has begun laying the foundation to successfully navigate regulatory and legislative threats and opportunities in 2019 and beyond. The Toy Association is committed to working closely with new legislators and the current administration to support policies […]

Preparing for the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union on 30 March 2019: a Contingency Action Plan

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

The United Kingdom has decided to leave the European Union, invoking the procedure foreseen by Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. The Commission regrets this decision, but respects it. On 30 March 20192, the United Kingdom will become a third country. All Union primary and secondary law will cease to apply to the […]

Brexit: no cause for celebration

Tuesday, November 13th, 2018

By Kevin Butler | Managing Director Ireland and the United Kingdom | TMF Group Businesses are deeply concerned about the UK’s future relationship with the EU, and with the Brexit deadline now fast-approaching, it’s time to start making contingency plans. You know the breathless media hype about Brexit has gone into overdrive when the countdown clock makes […]