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    28.03.2022
    Italy

    Itali­an court re­cog­nises ret­ro­act­ive ex­emp­tion on di­vidends to for­eign in­vest­ment funds

    In judgment No. 49/2022, the first instance Court of Pescara recognised that distribution of pidends from a resident company to a non-resident fund must be granted with an exemption regime from the Italian taxation authority. In particular, the decision of the Tax Court is based on recognition that in the years 2014, 2015 and 2016, subject to judgment, the Italian taxation regime for foreign funds was in contrast with the principles of free movement of capital (provided for by articles 63 and 49 of the TFEU), chiefly because exemption was granted only for receiving resident funds. On 1 January...
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    27.02.2022
    International - Russia

    Hand­ling the new EU and UK sanc­tions against Rus­sia

    Since 2014, the EU and the UK have progressively imposed sanctions on Russia in response to the crisis in Ukraine. Following the latest events, both the EU and the UK, as well as many other countries, have imposed new sanctions. This article provides you with an overview of the most important changes. Read the full publication here >>
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    04.11.2021
    Europe

    Hey, Copy­right Dir­ect­ive! A video series to ex­plain copy­right rules re­vamped

    While designed to protect contributors with unequal bargaining power, the Copyright Directive’s package of measures introduces great uncertainty into long-established industry structures. Further, the significant discretion given to Member States means that, far from increasing harmonisation, the Directive will result in further fragmentation of EU copyright law. We are pleased to share with you a series of short videos which explain how the Directive is likely to have an impact across the creative industries. Hey, platforms! Are you liable for users’ uploads? Hey, press publishers...
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    01.06.2021
    International 

    Some leaks can­'t be fixed

    “Confidential information is like an ice cube... give it to the party who has no refrigerator or will not agree to keep it in one, and by the time of the trial you have just a pool of water.” This, from the so-called Spycatcher case (1987), applies well to corporate assets: fail to store them correctly and all you might have left is an expensive mess. The consequences of even a minor exposure of a trade secret can be huge. As this report reveals, the protection of trade secrets is rightly recognised by most senior executives as a priority issue. But the research also reveals gaps that...
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    26.02.2021
    United Kingdom

    On­line harms reg­u­la­tion gains mo­mentum and shape

    At the end of last year, the Government published its long-awaited response to the consultation on online harms. The response (the “Response”) (almost) puts to bed nearly two years of speculation as to what the regulatory framework for online harms will look like in the UK. Whilst we can expect further embellishments before the Online Safety Bill is published (which is anticipated in the coming months), and further changes again on the Bill’s passage to becoming the Online Safety Act, we now have a good idea of the framework that is likely to apply to in-scope services, which...
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    22.01.2021
    United Kingdom

    Cla­ri­fy­ing the ter­rit­ori­al reach of the GDPR in data pro­tec­tion lit­ig­a­tion

    On 15 January 2021, judgment was handed down in the High Court by Mr Justice Jay in the case of Sorianzo v (1) Forensic News LLC (2) Scott Stedman (3) Eri Levai (4) Jess Coleman (5) Robert Denault and (6) Richard Silverstein (link). The Defendants in this claim variously published or contributed to a number of articles and communications that alleged, amongst other things, that the claimant was a “thug” and had been involved in corrupt activities. The judge described the allegations as “a sustained assault of the Claimant and his reputation”. The Claimant filed proceedings...
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