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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.
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’.

New EU Sanctions enter into force – Russian major banks and oil giants forbidden access to EU capital markets – US preparing parallel measures

As a result of the on-going conflict in Ukraine, a fourth round of sanctions against Russia was adopted by the European Union and has now entered into force.

The Cost Of Collusion

Louise Freeman, Litigation partner, explored the implications of the CJEU’s recent decision in Kone AG and Others v ÖBB Infrastruktur AG, in the Competition Bulletin blog.

European Court Of Justice rules on the meaning of 'parody'

CJEU rules on meaning of 'parody' as an exception to copyright infringement.

French Competition Authority orders GDF Suez to share customer data with competing energy providers

The FCA has issued interim measures ordering GDF Suez to disclose part of its regulated gas tariffs-customer database to rival energy companies.

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Shaistah Akhtar

Shaistah Akhtar is a regular contributor to our Business Litigation Alert, primarily focusing on fraud, bribery and sanctions issues in Europe and around the world.