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    17/05/2024
    Europe

    European Sanctions: Mandatory Contract Clauses, New Criminal Penalties

    BackgroundFollowing Russia’s occupation of Crimea in 2014 and invasion of Ukraine in 2022, global allies including the UK, US and EU, Canada and Australia, acted in concert to impose stringent sanctions and export control restrictions designed to stem the flow of investment into the Russian war machine. These included wide restrictions on the goods and their components found on the battlefield in Ukraine, and is reflected in the G7 agreed list of Common High Priority Items.The two years since have seen the growth of a shadow “evasion” economy, used by supporters of the Russian...
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    16/05/2024
    Deutschland

    News from the CJEU on GDPR compensation

    Updated version of the article published on 25 January 2024The CJEU clarifies the requirements under Art. 82 GDPR. In addition, further CJEU rulings of practical relevance are pending.At the beginning of this year and at the end of 2023 the European Court of Justice (CJEU) published several rulings on the relevant standard damages under data protection law in Art. 82 of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), in which the CJEU concretised the requirements of Art. 82 GDPR in important and previously controversial points. The CJEU relied on its Judgment from 4 May 2023 (C-300/21)...
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    16/05/2024
    Europe

    A broader interpretation of "substance or composition" - good news for patentees at the EPO?

    A recent decision from the EPO Boards of Appeal (T 1252/20) potentially paves the way for more diverse products to be patentable in Europe using the medical use claim format.The background:Article 53(c) of the European Patent Convention (EPC) excludes methods for treatment of the human or animal body by surgery or therapy and diagnostic methods practised on the human or animal body from patentability. However, this does not apply to products, in particular substances or compositions, for use in any of these methods.Furthermore, Articles 54(4) and (5) EPC provide that a claim to a known substance...
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    16/05/2024
    Deutschland

    Data Act and Cloud Service Providers (Part 2): Switching Providers

    The Data Act means cloud service providers need to take action. Part 2 of our article provides an overview of the process for switching providers.Next blog post in the #CMSdatalaw seriesAs part of its digitalisation and data strategy, the European Union (EU) wants to create an internal data market and make it easier for customers and others to switch cloud service providers (CSPs). The Data Act (Regulation on harmonised rules on fair access to and use of data, "DA"), which came into force on 11 January 2024 and will apply throughout the EU from 12 September 2025, sets out in Chapter VI a large...
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    15/05/2024
    EU

    The European Commission reports on the open and targeted consultations on the SFDR assessment

    BackgroundThe Sustainable Finance Disclosures Regulation (SFDR1) applies since March 2021 with a view to providing transparency to investors about the sustainability risks associated with their investments and potential adverse impacts such investments have on the environment and society.On 14 September 2023, the European Commission (the EC) published two consultation papers on SFDR. On the one hand, an open consultation on the practical implementation of SFDR aimed at a broader range of stakeholders with a more general knowledge of SFDR (the Open Consultation). On the other hand, a target consultation...
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    07/05/2024
    International

    Energy and climate change: The most significant climate change litigation decision yet?

    In Verein KlimaSeniorinnen Schweiz and Others v. Switzerland (application no. 53600/20), the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) issued arguably the most impactful and far-reaching ruling on climate change by any European court. The decision has the potential to impact individuals, businesses, and governments in a radical way by casting the law (and courts) rather than governments (and parliaments) as the ultimate body responsible for deciding whether public authority action and inaction are appropriate in the context of climate change. Furthermore, if NGOs determine that a public authority...
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