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24 February 2021
COV­ID and ViCo: EPO re­fer­ral to the En­larged Board of Ap­peal
In the last year, the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic has res­ul­ted in a large pro­por­tion of the leg­al sec­tor trans­ition­ing to a ‘work from home’ ar­range­ment, with meet­ings tak­ing place re­motely. Non-es­sen­tial travel...
19 February 2021
EU Gen­er­al Court dis­misses Ry­anair's ac­tions against French and Swedish...
On 17 Feb­ru­ary 2021, the Gen­er­al Court con­firmed the leg­al­ity of the European Com­mis­sion's de­cisions ap­prov­ing the French and Swedish aid schemes in fa­vour of their air­lines. These two schemes, in­tro­duced...
04 March 2021
The Mo­bile Cen­tury 2021: The Fu­ture Re­ima­gined
Presen­ted by: CMS is de­lighted to be sup­port­ing the Glob­al Tele­com Wo­men’s Net­work (GT­WN) as spon­sor of the pub­lic­a­tion of its an­nu­al magazine, The Mo­bile Cen­tury, which will be re­leased on 4 March...
16 February 2021
Fight­ing poor med­ic­a­tion ad­her­ence in the European Uni­on: The Grav­it­ate-Health...
Nowadays, European cit­izens can ob­tain a great amount of in­form­a­tion (on­line and off­line) about any medi­cine. However, this in­form­a­tion is in many cases un­re­li­able and dif­fi­cult to un­der­stand, en­cour­aging...
12 February 2021
‘It’s like milk but made for hu­mans’: Gen­er­al Court over­turns EUIPO’s re­fus­al...
On 20 Janu­ary 2021, the Gen­er­al Court (“GC”) handed down its judg­ment in the ap­peal brought by Oatly AB (“Oatly”) against the de­cision of the EU In­tel­lec­tu­al Prop­erty Of­fice (“EUIPO”) to re­fuse...
11 February 2021
Min­im­um con­tent of suit­ab­il­ity state­ments for re­tail cli­ents
On 26 Janu­ary this year, the FSMA pub­lished a com­mu­nic­a­tion on the "suit­ab­il­ity state­ment". This com­mu­nic­a­tion is of rel­ev­ance for reg­u­lated firms provid­ing in­vest­ment ad­vice to re­tail cli­ents as well...
11 February 2021
New EPO Guidelines now pub­lished re­gard­ing amend­ing the de­scrip­tion: what’s...
In­tro­duc­tion In Oc­to­ber 2020, CMS pub­lished an art­icle ‘New EPO Guidelines ex­pec­ted re­gard­ing amend­ing a de­scrip­tion: what’s all the fuss about?’, which has been the cata­lyst for dis­cus­sion in the...
09 February 2021
BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled – What next?
On 27 Janu­ary 2021 the Gen­er­al Court of the European Uni­on de­clared the so-called BAT con­clu­sions for large com­bus­tion plants an­nulled. It is worth con­sid­er­ing what this rul­ing really means and what it...
04 February 2021
Com­pens­a­tion for (par­tially) los­ing end-of-year bo­nus for em­ploy­ees af­fected...
A Roy­al De­cree was pub­lished on 28 Janu­ary 2021 in the Bel­gian Gaz­ette provid­ing com­pens­a­tion for the (par­tial) loss of the end-of-year bo­nus for em­ploy­ees greatly af­fected by the Cov­id-19 pan­dem­ic...
03 February 2021
Ex­ten­sion of the Tem­por­ary Frame­work on state aid and COV­ID-19
The Tem­por­ary Frame­work ad­op­ted by the European Com­mis­sion in March 2020 is based on Art­icle 107(3)(b) TFEU  to rem­edy a ser­i­ous dis­turb­ance across the EU eco­nomy. Only com­pan­ies that en­countered dif­fi­culties...
02 February 2021
EC Con­sulta­tion on sus­tain­able cor­por­ate gov­ernance: dead­line ap­proach­ing
Key ac­tion point On 26 Oc­to­ber 2020, the European Com­mis­sion launched its pub­lic con­sulta­tion on sus­tain­able cor­por­ate gov­ernance (Con­sulta­tion). The Con­sulta­tion closes on 8 Feb­ru­ary 2021 and we would...
02/02/2021
GCR Know-how - State Aid: Bel­gi­um
State aid ex­pert, An­na­belle Lepièce, provides an­swers to leg­al ques­tions about State aid in this Q&A by GCR (Glob­al Com­pet­i­tion Re­view).Read the Q&A here.