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Public procurement: the Commission requests Italy to respect EU rules for public works contract

Public procurement: the Commission requests Italy to respect EU rules for public works contract

The European Commission (the “Commission”) has recently sent to the Republic of Italy a reasoned opinion requesting the member Country to correctly apply EU public procurement rules for the construction of new buildings for the judicial administration of Bari (“Cittadella della giustizia”), with an estimated value of € 350 million. Read More »

Payment Institutions

Payment Institutions

Malta’s banking sector has taken great strides forward in the last fifteen years, expanding from four banks offering services to the Maltese population to a sophisticated EU-compliant banking sector which comprises a large amount of payment institutions (PIs) complementing this sector. Read More »

Jurisdiction concerning copyright violation on Internet: the recent approach of the EU Court of Justice

Jurisdiction concerning copyright violation on Internet: the recent approach of the EU Court of Justice

An important European development concerning Internet copyright infringement was rendered by judgment dated 3 October 2013 and issued following procedure C-170/12, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) stated that under Article 5, paragraph 3 of the EC Regulation No. 44/2001 on the jurisdiction, recognition and enforcement of ... Read More »

Domain name and metatag may constitute misleading advertising: the recent approach of the Court of Justice

Domain name and metatag may constitute misleading advertising: the recent approach of the Court of Justice

By judgment dated 11 July 2013 and issued following procedure C-C 657/11 (Belgian Electronic Sorting Technology NV v Peelears and Visys NV hereinafter “Visys”), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) contributed an additional piece in the puzzle of so-called “digital rights”, by applying the traditional legal concept ... Read More »

General Court: German nature conservation organisations are undertakings

General Court: German nature conservation organisations are undertakings

In a judgement from 12 September 2013, the General Court of the European Union ruled that German nature conservation organisations (Naturschutzorganisationen) were undertakings within the meaning of state aid rules. As a result thereof, the transfer of title to tracts of land by the Bund (the German federal government) to ... Read More »

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