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European Commission Provides New Guidance on Dawn Raids and Access to IT Data
Filippo Amato,Bernard E. Amory,Thomas Jestaedt,Alexandre G. Verheyden, May 30, 2013
The European Commission has issued revised guidance on the conduct of inspections at business premises ("dawn raids”). The new guidance is largely a codification of the Commission’s prior interpretations of its powers in light of recent case law, and it contains useful guidance on...
New Court Direction on Antitrust Cartel Fines in Germany
Carsten T. Gromotke,Thomas Jestaedt,Johannes G. Zöttl, May 1, 2013
The German Federal Court of Justice ("BGH") has handed down a decision that is likely to have a significant impact on the setting of cartel fines in Germany, potentially reducing the maximum cartel fine for some defendants. The decision deals with fines imposed on a number of German...
The New Unified Patent Court in Europe
Gerd Jaekel,Alastair J. McCulloch,Christian Paul,Dorothee Weber-Bruls, February 13, 2013
This time, it is going to happen. After various attempts over the past decades, most (but not all) member states of the European Union are about to enter into an international agreement that will create an entirely new court system for patent litigation in these participating states. Some issues...
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