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UKFast CEO Lawrence Jones on new Data Protection Bill: legislation must be at least equal to levels of protection offered by EU

MANCHESTER, 08-Aug-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Lawrence Jones MBE, the CEO of British data hosting and cloud computing specialist UKFast, is hailing today’s government announcement on the regulation of personal data. The new Data Protection Bill is set to deliver much-needed controls … Read the full press release

UK Digital Minister Hancock: UK Gov committed to updating and strengthening data protection laws through a new Data Protection Bill

People to have more control over their personal data and be better protected in the digital age under new measures announced by Digital Minister Matt Hancock. Public to have greater control over personal data – including right to be forgotten New … Read the full press release

EP Brexit Steering group: 3 main withdrawal areas: citizens’ rights, financial settlement and the Ireland border

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Brexit Steering group met Michel Barnier, EU negotiator for Brexit on Tuesday 25 July and issued this common statement after the 2nd round of negotiations between the EU and the UK. “Last week was … Read the full press release

EP rapporteur Sophie in‘t Veld: European Court rejected the EU / Canada passenger data deal

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Sophie in‘t Veld, EP rapporteur on the PNR agreement between the EU and Canada says there may be wide-ranging consequences following the EU Court of Justice’s landmark ruling. Sophie in‘t Veld (ALDE, NL) sharply criticised the … Read the full press release

European Commission: companies active in ethylene purchasing may have violated EU antitrust rules

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The European Commission can confirm that on 16 May 2017 its officials carried out unannounced inspections at the premises of companies active in ethylene purchasing, in several Member States. The Commission has concerns that the companies … Read the full press release

European Commission issues Rule of Law Recommendation addressed to the Polish authorities

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The Commission substantiates its grave concerns on the planned reform of the judiciary in Poland in a Rule of Law Recommendationaddressed to the Polish authorities. In the Commission’s assessment, this reform amplifies the systemic threat to the … Read the full press release

The 9th Security Union progress report: new rules on trafficking in cultural goods

BRUSSELS, 27-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — The 9th Security Union progress report, published today, highlights the recent steps taken to prevent terrorist financing through trafficking in cultural goods and improve the interoperability of EU information systems. Based on a comprehensive assessment of … Read the full press release

Ubisoft to appeal Paris Commercial Court’s ruling on Havas-BETC litigation dispute

PARIS, 26-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Ubisoft has decided to appeal the Paris Commercial Court’s ruling of May 16th, 2017 on the litigation dispute over the breach of the contract which bound it to Havas-BETC. Ubisoft had noted with satisfaction that the … Read the full press release

Welsh Water successfully prosecuted an individual for illegally disposed rubbish at the car park of one of its reservoirs in Wales

Mid Glamorgan, UK, 21-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Welsh Water is warning people they could face prosecution if they are caught fly-tipping at any of its sites. The warning comes after the company successfully prosecuted an individual who illegally disposed of rubbish … Read the full press release

Police Body Cameras by X-Surveillance

Police Body Camera and Push-To-Talk in one by X-Surveillance The Hague, Netherlands, 07-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Body Cameras will be an indispensable device to encourage and enforce better practices by police forces in addition to increasing accountability for all who … Read the full press release

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP): Brexit – the Musical to debut at this Summer’s Edinburgh Fringe Festival, 2-28 August

LONDON, 06-Jul-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — An EU lawyer has written an all-singing, all-dancing account of the most divisive ask of the UK’s electorate in modern political history: to Leave or not to Leave, that is the question. Brexit – the Musical … Read the full press release

Arla Foods to appeal U.S. District Court in Green Bay, Wis. rule on halting its rBST related ads in U.S.

Viby J, Denmark, 23-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — On June 15th a U.S. District Court in Green Bay, Wis. granted pharmaceutical company Eli Lilly’s request to halt the continuation of dairy co-operative Arla Foods’ advertising related to the use of the synthetic growth … Read the full press release

University of Twente Professor Michiel Heldeweg: experimenting with new technology requires experimentation with legislation at the same time

CAN THE ‘LIVING SMART CAMPUS’ OF THE UNIVERSITY OF TWENTE BECOME AN EXPERIMENTAL ZONE WITH LESS RULES? EXPERIMENTING WITH NEW TECHNOLOGY REQUIRES EXPERIMENTATION WITH LEGISLATION AT THE SAME TIME, SAYS MICHIEL HELDEWEG. ENSCHEDE, 09-Jun-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Rules are, all too … Read the full press release

Andrew MacGeoch appointed Head of Asia Real Estate, Hospitality and Leisure at Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP)

LONDON, 23-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — International law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has today (22 May 2017) announced the appointment of Partner Andrew MacGeoch as  Head of Asia Real Estate, Hospitality and Leisure. Andrew, a Partner since 1999 and currently Asia … Read the full press release

Berwin Leighton Paisner advised Streamwire on its purchase of market rival EACS

LONDON, 23-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (“BLP”) has advised award-winning managed services provider Streamwire (“Streamwire”) on its purchase of market rival EACS, and subsequent formation of a larger company, trading as EACS. The combined company will … Read the full press release

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) advised Panoro Energy ASA on its deal with BW Energy Gabon

LONDON, 22-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Panoro Energy ASA on the sale by its Gabon subsidiary of a 25% working interest in the Dussafu Production Sharing Contract offshore Gabon to BW Energy Gabon … Read the full press release

University of Exeter, Peruvian officials to develop new protection law for River dolphins and Amazonian manatees in Peru

DEVON, 17-May-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — River dolphins and Amazonian manatees in Peru will benefit from new protection thanks to a plan developed with help from the University of Exeter. Researchers from the University’s Penryn Campus in Cornwall worked with Peruvian officials … Read the full press release

GSK will make change to its financial reporting from Q1 2017

LONDON, 12-Apr-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — GSK keeps its financial reporting framework under regular review to ensure that it remains current and in line with both the latest regulatory requirements and developing best practice within the Pharmaceutical industry. As a result of … Read the full press release

UK Workers Are Illegally Denied Access to Justice

OXFORD, 23-Mar-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — UK workers are being illegally denied access to justice, according to Oxford academics in a forthcoming article in the journal, Modern Law Review. Their conclusions support an ongoing legal challenge to the employment tribunal fees regime, … Read the full press release

Berwin Leighton Paisner advises Valad Europe on the disposal of the High Return Portfolio to M7 Real Estate

LONDON, 26-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner has advised Valad Europe on the disposal of the High Return Portfolio to M7 Real Estate. The portfolio comprises ten properties in Germany with a rental area totalling 103,000 sqm. … Read the full press release

Berwin Leighton Paisner advises Mount Street Mortgage Servicing Limited on the acquisition of EAA Portfolio Advisers GmbH

LONDON, 26-Jan-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — International law firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner, advised Mount Street Mortgage Servicing Limited (“Mount Street”) on the acquisition of EAA Portfolio Advisers GmbH (“EPA”), the largest platform transfer ever completed in Europe. EPA is the portfolio manager … Read the full press release

New York’s Health Agency (NYSDOH) Cited in Iraq War’s Blowback

NEW YORK, 31-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — As the Iraq War’s official end on December 18, 2011 marks its fifth anniversary, many questions remain on its fallouts. New York’s French-American community is one of them, as it remembers its blacklisting when … Read the full press release

SGS: Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issue rules for functional foods and health supplements

NEWARK, NJ, U.S.A., 28-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On November 24, 2016 Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued its rules on health supplements, nutraceuticals, foods for special dietary use, food for special medical purpose, functional food and novel food … Read the full press release

Cefic: The tenth anniversary of the entry into force of REACH, the EU chemicals legislation

BRUSSELS, 23-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — Yesterday, 18th December, marked the tenth anniversary of the entry into force of REACH, the EU chemicals legislation. With the REACH review exercise about to start, it is worth taking stock of this cornerstone piece of … Read the full press release

Berwin Leighton Paisner advises Golden Square Energy on sale of FiT Wind Portfolio to Pension Infrastructure Platform

LONDON, 16-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — International law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has advised Golden Square Energy (GSE) on the c. £93m sale of its FiT Wind Portfolio to the Pension Infrastructure Platform (PiP). The portfolio of 31 assets, with a … Read the full press release

Swiss Directorate of International Law held discussion on “Restitution of stolen assets”

BERN, 13-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — On 12 December 2016, the Directorate of International Law held its annual one-day event for the public at the Bern Rathaus. This year’s topic was the “Restitution of stolen assets”, and the discussion addressed both the … Read the full press release

RWE Power on 13th amendment to Nuclear Energy Act: With today’s decision by the highest German court we have gained certainty for our company

Certainty for companies and owners COLOGNE, 09-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — In its decision today, the German Federal Constitutional Court determined that the constitutional complaint filed by RWE Power AG against the 13th amendment to the German Nuclear Energy Act was partly … Read the full press release

OSCE: Spanish judge stopping El Mundo from publishing a story a threat to investigative journalism

VIENNA, 05-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today expressed concern about a recent ruling by a Spanish judge to stop the daily newspaper El Mundo from publishing a story on an investigation into … Read the full press release

South-East Europe countries two-day anti-money laundering meeting in Budva, Montenegro

Budva, Montenegro, 05-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The OSCE Mission to Montenegro facilitated a two-day meeting of the heads of Financial Intelligence Units (FIU) of the six South-East Europe countries, hosted by the Montenegrin FIU on 1 and 2 December 2016 … Read the full press release

OSCE workshop in Yerevan on the implementation of the Aarhus Convention

Yerevan, Armenia, 05-Dec-2016 — /EuropaWire/ — The implementation of the Aarhus Convention in the context of recent constitutional and legal developments in Armenia was the theme of a workshop held by the OSCE office in Yerevan on 2 December 2016 … Read the full press release