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EY to acquire Riverview Law, a leading innovative legal services firm

Acquisition helps give EY first-mover advantage in legal managed services Acquisition further establishes EY as a leading disruptor of legal services LONDON, 13-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — EY today announces an agreement to acquire Riverview Law, a leading innovative legal services firm … Read the full press release

Plus Ultra strongly denies the fraud allegations brought against them in the Spanish class action lawsuit

MADRID, 08-Aug-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Since the start of the class action lawsuit against Plus Ultra in July 2018, Plus Ultra would like to publicly state whilst we take our customers opinions seriously, we strongly refute the claims of fraud … Read the full press release

Digi Communications N.V. publishes report of legal acts concluded by the company in accordance with Romanian Law, FSA Regulation as well as the Independent Limited Assurance Report

Digi Communications N.V. announces the publishing of Report of legal acts concluded by DIGI Communications N.V. in accordance with Romanian Law no. 24/2017 and FSA Regulation no. 5/2018 and the Independent Limited Assurance Report on the information included in the … Read the full press release

Digital copyright service offers free copyright certificates to musicians across the globe

A musicians-centric copyright service offers free copyright certificates to creative artists across the globe, celebrating the launch of its enhanced user experience SPEYER, Germany, 09-Jul-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Regstones.com, a digital copyright service built by musicians and IT experts, has … Read the full press release

Press conference: Illegal sales of Schengen and Medical Visa Scandal involving Maltese PM’s Office

The press conference will take place tomorrow, 26th of June at 11:30am in the European Parliament room – PHS 0A50 BRUSSELS, 25-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — There is evidence that points to the possibility that up to 88.000 Schengen visas and … Read the full press release

Settlement of litigations between RCS & RDS S.A. and Antena Group entities

BUCHAREST, Romania, 18-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Company would like to inform its shareholders and the market that RCS & RDS S.A., the Romanian subsidiary of the Company (“RCS&RDS”), entered on 15 June 2018 into a settlement agreement with Antena TV … Read the full press release

Report of legal acts concluded by DIGI Communications N.V. in accordance with Romanian Law no. 24/2017 and Rule no. 1/2006 of CNVM – May 2018

BUCHAREST, Romania, 15-Jun-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Digi Communications B.V. (“Digi” or the “Company”) announces that on June 15, 2018 the Report regarding legal acts concluded by DIGI Communications N.V. in accordance with Romanian Law no. 24/2017 and Rule no. 1/2006 of … Read the full press release

Destatis: German local courts report 1,624 business insolvencies in February 2018; 2.8% increase YoY

WIESBADEN, 10-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — In February 2018 German local courts reported 1,624 business insolvencies. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) reports that this was a 2.8% increase compared with February 2017. In February 2018, the largest number of business insolvencies was … Read the full press release

Anti-rating: No leap of faith here: 15 countries with restrictions on cryptocurrency transactions

Worldcore, an international company that specializes in payment transactions and serves over 300,000 clients in 47 countries, has comprised its own rating of 15 countries where you may encounter problems with cryptocurrency transactions or mining. PRAGUE, 10-May-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — … Read the full press release

ZOOM International Introduces GDPR Compliance in 6.3 Release

New Capabilities offer an Industry First—No Additional Product Purchases to Achieve Compliance PRAGUE, 27-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — ZOOM International, a leader in call recording, workforce optimization, and compliance software for the omnichannel contact center, today announced support for the European … Read the full press release

Chinese Patent Office issued patent for Merck’s CRISPR technology used in a genomic-integration method for eukaryotic cells

Merck today (23 APR 2018) announced that the Chinese Patent Office has issued a notice granting Merck’s patent application for the company’s CRISPR technology used in a genomic-integration method for eukaryotic cells. Patent in China covers integration of an external … Read the full press release

Space and military law experts will draft the definitive document on military and security law as it applies to space

EXETER, 11-Apr-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Space and military law experts from Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States have joined forces to take the lead on understanding how our Earth-bound laws will be applied in times of armed conflict in … Read the full press release

Xavier Dedullen appointed Senior VP, Chief Legal Officer and Head of Legal Affairs & Compliance at Ericsson

Xavier Dedullen is appointed Senior Vice President, Chief Legal Officer and Head of Group Function Legal Affairs & Compliance, and member of Ericsson’s Executive Team, effective April 1, 2018 Erik Ekudden, Chief Technology Officer, is appointed Senior Vice President, Chief … Read the full press release

UK signs the European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL) convention

The UK has today (Monday 19 March) signed the European X-Ray Free-Electron Laser (XFEL) convention in Berlin, Germany. UK signs agreement to work with other countries to create new medical treatments using a powerful laser super-strength laser acts like a microscope … Read the full press release

UK Gov to improve corporate governance framework and ensure the highest standards of behaviour in those who lead and control companies in insolvency

Government plans to improve the UK’s corporate governance framework to ensure the UK remains one of the best places to start and grow a business. Directors selling companies recklessly to face tough new sanctions including fines and disqualification Creditors could have … Read the full press release

Law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) utilised predictive coding to conduct a substantial document review exercise for client BCA Trading (BCA)

LONDON, 14-Mar-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — The Litigation and Corporate Risk team at international law firm Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) have achieved a successful judgment following a 12 day High Court trial for client BCA Trading (BCA) in a case where it … Read the full press release

Royal DSM: Successful Initial Determination in DSM Desotech’s International Trade Commission case against Momentive UV Coatings (Shanghai) Co. and OFS Fitel, LLC

Elgin IL , USA, 28-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Royal DSM, a global science-based company active in health, nutrition and materials, announces today a successful Initial Determination in DSM Desotech’s International Trade Commission (“ITC”) case against Momentive UV Coatings (Shanghai) Co., … Read the full press release

University of Nottingham Professor Sue Arrowsmith appointed to the International Partnership Against Corruption in Sport (IPACS)

NOTTINGHAM, 26-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — A legal expert from the University of Nottingham has been appointed to an international network fighting corruption in sport. Professor Sue Arrowsmith of the School of Law will be advising the International Partnership Against Corruption … Read the full press release

Musicians-centric digital copyright service launched, targeting creatives across Europe

SPEYER, Germany, 09-Feb-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Build by musicians and IT experts, Regstones.com, a new internet-based service, went live on February 9, helping musicians and creatives obtain qualified proof of their copyright and authorship. Regstones.com offers digital document sealing, using … Read the full press release

Ghent University’s board approves a human rights charter

Ghent, Belgium, 29-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Human rights are a vital cornerstone of Ghent University’s social and international engagement. For this reason the board recently approved a human rights charter, which includes a checklist (impact assessment) for prospective supervisors to assess whether … Read the full press release

Co-op Legal Services launches new service enabling people to start their divorce online

MANCHESTER, 18-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — National family law provider, Co-op Legal Services has launched a fully comprehensive digital divorce service, enabling people to start their divorce online, supported by phone-based advice provided by experienced solicitors. Each year, more than 100,000 divorces are granted² … Read the full press release

Rabobank subsidiary in California Rabobank National Association (RNA) takes Q4 2017 provision of EUR 310 million in anticipation of a settlement connected to previously disclosed investigations

Utrecht, Netherlands, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Rabobank, National Association (“RNA”), a California-based subsidiary of Coöperatieve Rabobank, U.A. (“Rabobank”), has taken a Q4 2017 provision of approximately EUR 310 million in anticipation of a settlement connected to previously disclosed investigations. RNA … Read the full press release

Alstom has successfully concluded its three year period of self-reporting to the US Department of Justice

Saint-Ouen, France, 08-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Alstom announces that the three year period of self-reporting obligations that the Group agreed to as part of the Plea Agreement of 22 December 2014 has come to a successful completion. This achievement is the … Read the full press release

UK Fisheries Minister George Eustice: next phase of the discard ban for demersal species comes into force on 2 January, 2018

LONDON, 04-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — From today (2 January), fishermen targeting certain fish in the North Sea must land everything they catch as the next phase of the discard ban for demersal species comes into force, Fisheries Minister George Eustice has announced. The … Read the full press release

Sweden’s new Climate Act enters into force on 1st January 2018

STOCKHOLM, 02-Jan-2018 — /EuropaWire/ — Sweden’s new Climate Act enters into force today. For the first time, Sweden will have an act stating that each government has an obligation to pursue a climate policy based on the climate goals adopted … Read the full press release

INEOS faces widespread illegal action by hardcore anti-fracking activists

INEOS is facing widespread illegal action by hardcore anti-fracking activists, including dangerous direct action and death threats Shale activists challenged the injunctions, but the judge found overwhelmingly in our favour The injunctions prohibit unlawful actions including trespass, criminal damage and … Read the full press release

No Time To Waste! Conference Takes a Practical Approach to Tackling Waste Crime

BRUSSELS, 23-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — DOTCOM Waste and BlockWaste have joined forces for today’s conference, “No Time To Waste! Synergies and Strategies to Tackle Waste Crime.” This interactive event will showcase the key results of the two projects on illegal … Read the full press release

PGNiG SA continues its gas price dispute against PAO Gazprom and OOO Gazprom Export in the Stockholm Arbitration Court

WARSAW, 03-Nov-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — PGNiG SA continues its gas price review proceeding against PAO Gazprom and OOO Gazprom Export in the Stockholm Arbitration Court, for gas delivered, since November 1, 2014, under the long-term gas supply contract of September … Read the full press release

EPP Group: 2017 Sakharov Prize will contribute to restoring freedom, democracy, peace, human rights and rule of law in Venezuela

BRUSSELS, 30-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — ‘The Venezuelan opposition is an example for all. They are brave people who, despite being beaten or imprisoned, are not afraid and do not give up, but fight for their freedom and for their dignity”, … Read the full press release

Three legal trainees join Co-op’s Sheffield-based Legal business

MANCHESTER, 20-Oct-2017 — /EuropaWire/ — Co-op’s Sheffield-based Legal business has awarded contracts to three legal trainees who will join the team as part of its trainee solicitor scheme this year. They will rotate across the different legal practice areas including Probate … Read the full press release