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    12/06/2024
    International

    Enforcement of the EU AI Act: The EU AI Office

    On 21 May 2024, the Council of the European Union adopted the Regulation laying down harmonised rules on artificial intelligence or the AI Act. As the world's first comprehensive law to regulate artificial intelligence, the AI Act establishes uniform requirements for the development and use of artificial intelligence in the EU. Once signed, the Regulation will be published in the Official Journal of the EU and will enter into force 20 days after publication.As a European regulation, the AI Act applies in all 27 EU member states, and is a key component of the European digital strategy (A Europe...
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    10/06/2024
    Europe

    New EU recommendations for influencer marketing reform: what do they mean for marketing teams?

    The Council of the European Union has published a set of recommendations as to how the European Commission and EU Member States should support influencers to encourage the creation of content that has a positive impact. The Council recognises that influencers have a huge impact on the content and information that the public consume, and stresses the EU’s role in boosting support for influencers to produce lawful, socially responsible content. It recommends that this support should also come from advertisers employing influencers in their marketing strategy, to advertise their products....
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    10/06/2024
    Europe

    ESMA issues first formal guidance on use of AI in retail financial services

    The European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) recently released a public statement on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the provision of retail investment services. The statement provides initial guidance to investment firms and credit institutions using, or planning to use, AI so they can ensure compliance with their obligations under MiFID II. It also outlines live use cases and ESMA’s understanding of the “known challenges” currently facing firms in adopting AI.Emerging ESMA approach?While this is by no means ESMA’s first publication or statement on AI,...
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    31/05/2024
    Europe

    Violation of EU competition law: Commission fines Mondelez EUR 337.5m for cross-border trade restrictions

    On 23 May 2024, the European Commission imposed an alarmingly high fine of EUR 337.5 million on the US company Mondelez, one of the world's largest producers of chocolate and biscuit products. The accusations: cross-border trade restrictions between member states of the EU by engaging in anticompetitive agreements or concerted practices and by abusing its dominant position regarding chocolate biscuit products.The European Commission issued a statement with this decision that it will protect the free movement of goods in the EU single market. With this decision, the Commission sent a clear signal...
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    29/05/2024
    Europe

    European hydrogen auctions with a focus on Germany, UK, Denmark, and the Netherlands

    Hydrogen auctions have emerged across the globe in recent years to subsidise and promote the production and use of renewable hydrogen as an alternative to fossil fuels. The EU, individual member states and the UK have all designed and held their own auction/subsidy schemes to bolster the green hydrogen markets in their respective countries.Green hydrogen (i.e. hydrogen electrolysed from power generated from renewable sources) has a much lower greenhouse gas impact compared to conventional ways of producing hydrogen. As such, more cleanly produced hydrogen is expected to play a key role in the decarbonisation...
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    27/05/2024
    Europe

    Vital Signs Spring 2024

    As we push on into 2024 and towards summer, both the weather and some legal areas are hotting up. This edition of Vital Signs looks in detail at recent developments in four diverse legal areas. First, we review the current risks and trends in commercial contracts in the life science sector. Second, we consider how the law on supplementary protection certificates (SPCs) is developing, including the status of the EU pharma law package, CJEU referrals and national case law at the supreme court level. Third, brace yourself for an important decision in UK law on public procurement and the test for the...
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