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Investment Plan for Europe: EIB Group and CaixaBank provide EUR 250m under the InnovFin programme to finance projects led by female entrepreneurs

Monday, May 21st, 2018

The European Investment Bank (EIB) Group and CaixaBank have signed a new agreement to support the projects of innovative small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the process of going global. The new EUR 250m credit line will focus on providing financing for projects led by female entrepreneurs wishing to develop innovation-based investments. This agreement has enabled the European […]

Mandatory U.S. Department Of Commerce BEA 12 Benchmark Survey

Friday, May 18th, 2018

By AEM Carnelutti  Pursuant to 15 CFR 801.3, 801.10, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (“BEA”) has issued a mandatory five-year benchmark survey to obtain data on foreign direct investment (“FDI”) in the United States. The information collected on the survey is confidential and will be used for statistical purposes only. The […]

The weekly Vulcan View for the 14th to the 18th of May featuring analysis of the latest EU developments

Friday, May 18th, 2018

KEY EVENTS THIS WEEK: BREXIT UK considers EU customs rules extension as ‘’bridge’’ to future eventual arrangement The British government is developing plans to stay within the EU customs union beyond 2021 in order to act as a ‘’bridge’’ to an eventual future customs system and prevent a hard border emerging on the island of Ireland.  This […]

“Month of Portugal” in the US

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

In June 2018, the Embassy of Portugal and the Consulates in the US, together with many local partners, will organize a series of cultural, artistic, economic and scientific events to commemorate a “Month of Portugal” in the US. The program will span almost 60 cities and one dozen states and will celebrate celebrate Portugal, a […]

Global Capital Confidence Barometer, 18th edition – Eurozone highlights

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

By Andrea Guerzoni | EY Transaction Advisory Services Leader for Europe, the Middle East, India and Africa Eurozone companies build confidence by making their portfolios fit for an optimistic future, according to EY’s 18th Global Capital Confidence Barometer. Our M&A survey finds Eurozone companies optimistic about economic and capital market conditions over the next 12 months. The turnaround […]

Philips Lighting is now Signify

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Signify (Euronext: LIGHT), the world leader in lighting, has today launched its new company name, following the amendment of the company’s articles of association changing its name from Philips Lighting N.V. to Signify N.V. “The choice of our new company name originates from the way light becomes an intelligent language, which connects and conveys meaning,” […]

Supreme Court Issues Two Patent-Related Opinions; One Causes Turmoil at the Patent Office

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

By Thomas J. Engellenner , Reza Mollaaghababa | Pepper Hamilton  On April 24, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 7-2 decision, held that inter partes review (IPR) proceedings conducted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) do not violate Article III or implicate the Seventh Amendment. This decision in Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, No. 16-712, […]

CMS Guide to Labour Law in Central Eastern Europe

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

By Gerlind Wisskirchen | CMS  CMS Employment Practice Area Group is pleased to share with you the new edition of the guide covering main aspects of the labour law in fourteen jurisdictions in the Central Eastern Europe (CEE).The CEE has progressed considerably in catching up with the market economies of Western Europe in the past decades. […]

New transfer pricing decree sets out Dutch tax authorities’ interpretation of the 2017 OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

On 11 May 2018, the State Secretary of Finance published a new transfer pricing decree in which he sets out his interpretation of the arm’s length principle as embedded in Dutch tax law (the Decree). The Decree explains the view of the Dutch tax authorities (DTA) on the 2017 OECD Transfer Pricing Guidelines (2017 Guidelines) and […]

New German Government’s Plans for Labor and Employment Laws

Tuesday, May 15th, 2018

By Dr. Thomas Griebe | Shareholder | Hamburg | Littler On February 7, 2018, Germany’s two ruling parties, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU) and the Social Democratic Party (SPD), agreed on a joint government and a 177-page coalition agreement. The employment-specific provisions of the coalition agreement proved to be “deal breakers” and could only be agreed upon after […]