On May 16, 2022, the Belgian Competition Authority (BCA) published its long-awaited notice on enforcement priorities for 2022 (Notice).
As Russia continues to escalate its military operations in Ukraine, the European Union (EU) and the United Kingdom (UK) unveiled details of new sanctions against Russia. This alert summarises the proposed restrictions.
The Polish Ministry of the Interior and Administration issued economic sanctions under the Act on special solutions to counteract aggression against Ukraine and to protect national security.
Imagine this: what if Dutch Formula-1 racecar driver Max Verstappen would deliver your groceries? That would be something, right? Although – according to a 2016 commercial – when doing so, Verstappen unfortunately would not be driving his Formula-1 racing car, but rather a plain and ordinary delivery truck. Even still, with Verstappen behind the wheel, your groceries would most likely arrive at your doorstep faster than ever before.
On 1 August 2022, the Act implementing the EU Directive on Transparent and Predictable Working Conditions (the Act) likely will enter into force, as EU Member States have until that date to implement the directive into their own national laws.
Dutch Investment Review Act gives the Dutch government significantly enhanced powers to scrutinize and intervene in certain acquisitions that could harm national security.
In 2020, the EU Commission published its package on the digitization of the financial sector, which builds on the work of the Commission’s FinTech Action Plan and includes, among other legislative proposals, a draft Markets in Crypto-Assets Regulation (“MiCAR“).
The globalization of business means that many companies operate in more than one jurisdiction. This requires multinational companies to be aware of trade laws in several jurisdictions, e.g., regarding export control laws and economic sanctions regimes. When a jurisdiction’s laws apply extraterritorially or regimes conflict, companies are left wrestling with whether to proceed with certain transactions. This is particularly true in relation to the economic sanctions regimes in the European Union and the United States. For companies subject to U.S. economic sanctions regimes, compliance is complicated by Regulation (EC) No 2271/96 (EU Blocking Regulation), which was updated in 2018 in light of the U.S. position on Iran. An illustration of this can be found in the recent judgement by the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) (Grand Chamber) in Bank Melli Iran v Telekom Deutschland.
The District of Columbia Council has postponed the first effective date of voter Initiative 82, the “Tip Credit Elimination Act,” from January 1, 2023, to May 1, 2023.
In 2022, New York State and New York City enacted many new workplace laws, creating additional obligations for employers.
On December 16, 2022, a federal district judge in California denied artist Ryder Ripps’s and his partner’s anti-SLAPP motion and motion to dismiss in a closely monitored action filed against them by Yuga Labs, Inc. (“Yuga”), the creator behind the monumentally successful Bored Ape Yacht Club (“BAYC”) NFTs.
If your New Year’s resolution is fitness-related, we’re on the same page … or hamster wheel.
Even with the strictest compliance with Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations and best workplace safety practices, on-the-job injuries from time to time are inevitable in the construction industry.
The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) promised in a March 2022 hearing to address what it considered to be “severe and pervasive” discrimination in the construction sector.
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