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Vulcan Insight | Analysis of the latest EU Developments 14 – 18 Oct 2019

Friday, October 18th, 2019

Key Events This Week A deal at long last After intense negotiations, a Brexit deal was finally reached between the EU and UK government on Thursday, 17 October. Chief EU negotiator Michel Barnier said that the deal agreed between Brussels and London after days of accelerated talks was a ‘fair and reasonable result’. While it […]

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Blacklines Comparison of the New UK / EU Withdrawal Agreement Terms

Friday, October 18th, 2019

By Thomas Donegan, Barnabas Reynolds, James Webber | Shearman & Sterling LLP The EU and U.K. in principle agreed new terms for the withdrawal agreement giving effect to the U.K.’s exit from the European Union. These include a revised political declaration and protocol concerning Northern Ireland replacing the controversial backstop. An amended unilateral declaration on […]

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British government makes new proposals on border regime in Ireland – cautious reactions

Thursday, October 17th, 2019

By Giovanna Ventura & Dr. Max Helleberg |  Noerr On Wednesday 02 October 2019, Prime Minister Johnson sent proposals to the EU on the future border regime in Ireland. These proposals initially continue to require the UK to leave the EU on 31 October 2019, with the result that customs controls would be reintroduced at […]

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European Union: Work-life Balance Directive takes effect

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

The EU has introduced a new Work-life Balance Directive. The Directive aims to improve access to family leave and flexible work arrangements in all EU Member States. Specifically, the new legislation intends to accomplish the following: Support better work-life balance for parents and carers Encourage a more equal sharing of parental leave between men and […]

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Wise Persons: Europe needs a dedicated development bank

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

EIB President Werner Hoyer addressed the Economic and Financial Affairs Council (ECOFIN), composed of the economics and finance ministers from all member states, following the conclusions of the Wise Persons Group assessment on current European financial architecture for development. President Hoyer explained the key role that the EIB can play to address global challenges and […]

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Are Camera Apps Taking More than Your Photo? Data Privacy Concerns You Should Know

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

Scrolling through your social media feeds, you likely noticed the surge of friends and public figures sharing posts of their future selves using the widely popular FaceApp. However, like most things, the devil is in the details. It’s only after combing through the Russian-affiliated application that cybersecurity experts began to question its user data privacy […]

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Legal Updates on Anti-Money Laundering in Italy

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

On October 3, 2019, the Italian Government enacted a Legislative Decree (“Law”) aimed at implementing the EU Directive 2018/843 regarding anti-money laundering matters in EU state members. While the content of the Law is still unknown, the Law should introduce the following changes to the current Italian anti-money laundering framework. In particular, in accordance to […]

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Navigating the Recent U.S. Sanctions on COSCO (Dalian) and Other Chinese Companies

Monday, October 14th, 2019

By Jonathan M. Epstein | Holland & Knight  The U.S. Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) on Sept. 25, 2019, designated COSCO Shipping Tanker (Dalian) Co. Ltd. (COSCO Dalian), Kunlun Shipping Company Ltd., and certain other entities and individuals as Specially Designated Nationals (SDNs) under Executive Order 13846 for transporting Iranian oil and petroleum products contrary to […]

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Vulcan Insight | Analysis of the latest EU Developments 4 – 11 Oct 2019

Friday, October 11th, 2019

Key Events This Week A path to progress? With one week to go before the crucial European Council summit on 17th October, there is still no clear agreement between the UK and EU on a way forward. On Thursday, UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson and Irish Taoiseach Leo Varadkar met in Cheshire for what many […]

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Andersen Tax Is Now Andersen

Thursday, October 10th, 2019

Hearkening the legacy and values of the Andersen name, Andersen Tax, one of the nation’s largest independent tax firms, will now operate under the brand “Andersen.” The Andersen name reflects the full scope of services available to clients in the U.S. and internationally.  Andersen Tax was founded in 2002 as a tax-only firm focused on […]

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