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FCA consults on CRD IV: Are you an IFPRU or BIPRU firm?

Proposed changes to the FCA Handbook as published by the FCA in its consultation paper published on 31 July 2013.
European Commission refers four merger cases to the French Competition Authority

The European Commission has recently referred four mergers to the French Competition Authority for further examination.

Infringement proceedings opened in Spanish sanitary product price-fixing investigation

The Spanish Competition Authority has opened infringement proceedings against 15 companies involved in the manufacturing and supply of absorbent products.

ECJ overturns ‘object’ finding in Cartes Bancaires card-fees case

The European Court of Justice has rejected a ruling by the General Court that pricing measures were ‘by object’ restrictions of competition under EU law.

MasterCard loses ECJ appeal over interchange fees

The highest European Court has dismissed MasterCard’s appeal challenging a finding that its EEA cross-border interchange fees restricted EU competition law.

Patents Court invalidates Symbicort patent on the grounds of obviousness

The Patents Court finds a patent for asthma treatment invalid on the ground of obviousness

Reducing the impact of the EIA Directive – they said it couldn’t be done

Simon Ricketts, joint-head of UK Real Estate, says the proposed lifting of EIA screening threshold is good news for developers and local authorities in a column for Planning.

Completion accounts - getting what you paid for

When buying or selling a business, staying closely involved in the detail of the agreement is critical to securing the deal that you think you’ve made.

Breaking up is hard to do: Employment and Pensions issues on Scottish Independence

Employment law alert from King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin on the employment and pensions implications of Scottish independence.

AIFMD’s bite deepens

Tamasin Little, Finance partner, wrote an article for Global Banking & Finance Review reflecting on the end of the AIFMD transitional period.

Karen Millen v Dunnes Stores: CJEU clarifies 'individual character' requirement for community designs

A look the Court of Justice’s decision in Karen Millen v Dunnes Stores concerning the interpretation of the requirement that a Community design must have ‘individual character’.

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