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HSBC International Business Guides: Germany

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

At the heart of Europe and an intrinsic part of the European Union, Germany is an economic powerhouse. Famed for its industry, manufacturing and engineering, it is Europe’s greatest exporter. Its people are highly educated, skilled and motivated, making it a core market for growing businesses. Founded in Germany in 1785, HSBC Germany offers in-depth […]

More Affordable and Innovative Medicines and Treatments in Europe – Has the Competition Enforcement Met the 2009 Objective?

Tuesday, March 19th, 2019

By Marie-Laure Combet and Lena Boucon | Orrick  A decade ago, the European Commission conducted a thorough sectoral inquiry into the European pharmaceutical sector that identified antitrust shortcomings impeding access to more affordable and innovative medicines and treatments. Concluding this inquiry by setting priority actions for the years to come, former Competition Commissioner Kroes called for “… more […]

5 Ways to Improve Candidate Experience

Monday, March 18th, 2019

By Len Adam, CEO | ACG Resources The candidate experience is essential to a company’s ability to attract top talent. Unemployment is low and the competition for talent is tough, so it’s vital to get off on the right foot and create a positive impression. A lot can go wrong during the interview process, so […]

ING Italy to strengthen compliance

Monday, March 18th, 2019

ING has been informed by the Banca d’Italia of their report with conclusions regarding shortcomings in AML processes at ING Italy. ING will analyse the findings from an inspection conducted from October 2018 until January 2019 and will discuss them further with the Banca d’Italia. In line with the enhancement programme announced last year, it […]

British Parliament likely to vote again on the Withdrawal Agreement in last push to get Brexit over the line

Monday, March 18th, 2019

By Mike Archer, Director Public Affairs, Strategic Communications | FTI Consulting On Wednesday 20th March 1,000 days will have passed since the UK held an historic vote to leave the European Union. 1,000 days filled with accusations and counter-accusations; procrastination followed by sudden acceleration; anger, frustration and despair; and, of course, soundbite after soundbite. But […]

The Weekly Vulcan View For March 11th – March 15th 2019 Featuring Analysis Of The Latest EU Developments

Friday, March 15th, 2019

Key Events This Week: Third time lucky for the PM’s deal? In what was another dramatic week in the House of Commons MPs decisively rejected the Prime Minister’s deal and on Wednesday moved to rule out a No Deal scenario in all eventualities. However, the latter was non-binding as the legal default remains that a […]

EU: Parent Companies Are Liable for Cartel Damages Caused By Their Liquidated Subsidiaries

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

By Till Steinvorth and Boris Marschall | Orrick In a landmark judgment (Case C‑724/17, Vantaa vs. Skanska Industrial Solutions and others), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided on March 14, 2019 that companies cannot use corporate restructuring to escape their liability for cartel damages. Background The Skanska case concerned a cartel in the asphalt market in Finland. […]

U.S. Trade Representative Releases 2019 Trade Policy Agenda and 2018 Annual Report

Thursday, March 14th, 2019

By TH International Trade The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) has released President Donald Trump’s 2019 Trade Policy Agenda and 2018 Annual Report, detailing how the Trump administration’s trade policies “are benefitting American workers and contributing to the strongest economy in decades.” Claiming that the Trump administration “inherited a significantly flawed trading system,” the report […]

U.K. Employment Law Update: Accrued Holidays, Disability Benefits and Age Discrimination

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

By Alex Denny, Emma Vennesson, Katherine E. Newman, Philip Novak | Faegre Baker Daniels LLP If Accrued Holidays Are Not Used, Will They Be Lost? In the cases of Kreuziger v Berlin (C-619/16) EU:C:2018:872 and Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaften eV v Shimizu (C-684/16) EU:C:2018:874, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) considered the right to […]

What you need to consider when doing business in Europe | A view from Brussels

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019

When expanding into and operating across Europe, US companies need to navigate an entirely different legal landscape and address a number of key issues that impact the success of the business overseas. With a view from Brussels in the “center of Europe”, this checklist covers many of the key legal issues companies encounter when doing […]