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Carmen Verdonck

BCA suspects Caudalie of imposing minimum resale prices on distributors and limiting active and passive online sales

Competition & Antitrust - Belgium
ALTIUS

Following dawn raids carried out in 2018, the Belgian Competition Authority's Investigation and Prosecution Service has opened an investigation regarding alleged anti-competitive practices committed by Caudalie, a French cosmetics company specialising in vinotherapy, after a Belgian pharmacist complained that his supplier was imposing a pricing policy on him..

Young-min Kim

Doctrine of equivalents: recent developments

Intellectual Property - South Korea
NAM & NAM

According to the doctrine of equivalents, even when an accused invention includes a modified element in contrast with the elements in the patented claim, if they are practically equivalent, the accused invention infringes the patented invention.

Simona Zangrandi

Budget Law 2021: tax incentive for business combinations

Corporate Tax - Italy
Studio Legale e Tributario Biscozzi Nobili Piazza

Parliament recently enacted the Budget Law 2021 which, among other things, enables a portion of deferred tax assets to be converted into a tax credit relating to tax losses carried forward and excess aid to economic growth, accrued up to the fiscal year prior to that in which a business combination occurs.

Maciej Durbas

Lack of funds does not enable parties to escape arbitration

Arbitration & ADR - Poland
Kubas Kos Gałkowski

Arbitration does not provide for legal aid or an exemption from paying costs.

Christian Holzer

EIAs: grubbing ups and path clearances for overhead electrical power lines to be treated differently

Environment & Climate Change - Austria
Schoenherr

When it comes to clearing a path in a forest to construct and operate an overhead electrical power line, electricity grid operators face various legal issues.

Michael Harowski

Congress confirms that Jones Act applies to offshore wind farm activities

Shipping & Transport - USA
Wilson Elser

The US wind energy sector has been growing, with a substantial focus on offshore wind farm development.

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Open banking – revolution or risk?

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