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    14/05/2024
    Hongrie

    EU introduces criminal offences and penalties for sanctions violations

    Criminal offencesUnder the Directive, the following conduct constitutes a criminal offence when committed intentionally and in violation of restrictive measures or a national provision implementing restrictive measures:making funds or economic resources available directly or indirectly to, or for the benefit of, a designated person, entity or body;failing to freeze funds or economic resources belonging to or owned, held or controlled by a designated person, entity or body;enabling designated natural persons to enter into, or transit through, the territory of a EU member state;entering into or continuing...
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    13/05/2024
    Hongrie

    UK's Accession to the 2019 Hague Convention to ensure enforcement of UK court judgments

    In January 2024, the UK acceded to the 2019 Hague Convention, which unequivocally permits the enforcement of UK court judgments, regardless of whether a jurisdiction clause is exclusive/symmetrical.The UK’s accession to the 2019 Hague Convention brings clarity and certainty regarding certain types of jurisdiction clauses and the enforcement of UK court judgments in other countries in the aftermath of the UK’s departure from the EU in 2020.As a reminder, prior to BREXIT on 31 December 2020, the UK through its EU membership was party to the Lugano Convention, which facilitated the enforcement...
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    29/04/2024
    International

    On your radar | Key employment issues to be aware of internationally

    We are delighted to share with you our latest and largest edition of On Your Radar, with contributions from 35 countries. As ever, you will find employment law updates covering a diverse range of topical developments, for example:Several countries report changes to their rules on hiring foreign workers – Hungary, Serbia and Romania.Belgium explains that companies with over 50 employees must appoint a person of trust who plays an important role in protecting employees against psychosocial risks in the workplace including sexual harassment. At a time when employers are looking for ways...
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    09/04/2024
    England and Wales

    Temporary ban on Environmental Permits for New Energy from Waste Plants in England

    On 4th April 2024 Defra issued a direction to the Environment Agency placing a temporary ban on the issue of any new Environmental Permits for Energy from Waste Facilities (EfW) in England.The direction issued under regulation 62 of the Environmental Permitting (England and Wales) Regulations 2016, temporarily pauses the determination of environmental permits for new waste incineration facilities, including Energy from Waste and Advanced Thermal Treatment. The direction applies to proposed developments that do not yet hold an environmental permit for waste incineration, regardless of whether they...
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    09/04/2024
    Europe

    The sum of parts: Registered design for segments of towers found valid by General Court

    BackgroundTA Towers ApS (“TA Towers”), a company based in Denmark, is the holder of the below registered Community design relating to goods for building materials, specifically, ‘building materials for a windmill tower’ (the “RCD”): On 3 September 2019, the intervener, Wobben Properties GmbH (Wobben) filed an application for a declaration of invalidity of the RCD. Wobben claimed that:the contested design lacked novelty,it did not have individual character, andthe features of its appearance were solely dictated...
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    09/04/2024
    United Kingdom

    Core fuel sector resilience in the UK: the role of Part 12 of the Energy Act 2023

    On 11 January 2024, a new set of requirements came into force, focussed on the downstream transport fuel industry, and designed to ensure core fuel sector resilience in the UK, in particular that (i) economic activity in the UK is not adversely affected by disruptions to core fuel sector activities; and (ii) the risk of emergencies affecting fuel supplies is reduced. It is important that those companies falling within the scope of the new requirements carefully ensure compliance, since failure to do so may attract criminal sanctions.The new requirements are contained in Part 12 (sections 267 to...
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