• International Arbitration Newsletter - September 2019 | Regional Overview: Europe

  • The influencer Chiara Ferragni manages to register her european trademark after a long drawn-out battle

    Following the recent decision by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the influencer Chiara Ferragni is now free to continue to extend her already substantial fashion empire.
  • The Copyright Directive closer to approval following the support by the European Parliament

    The European Parliament has given its support to the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, with 438 votes in favor, 226 against and 39 abstentions. The vote moves one step further in the path to approve a directive that seeks to change the legal framework of copyright on the Internet. 
  • The new reporting obligation on intermediaries and relevant taxpayers for international transactions with potentially aggressive tax planning arrangements

    Council Directive (EU) 2018/822 (the Directive) of 25 May 2018 amending Directive 2011/16/EU as regards mandatory automatic exchange of information in the field of taxation in relation to reportable cross-border arrangements was published in the Official Journal on June 5.
  • Businesses race against the clock as they prepare for the GDPR implementation in May

    With two months to go before the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) becomes active, businesses are working against the clock in order to be up and ready when the time comes. The two year extension afforded by the European regulation is coming to an end and there are still many doubts raised as to how it can effectively be applied.
  • The European Commission launches its proposals for the taxation of the digital economy

    On March 21, 2018 the European Commission announced the submission of two legislative proposals to the European Council and the Parliament, with a view to ensuring the fair taxation of digital business activities in the EU.
  • Garrigues is named European firm of the year for the third time

    Garrigues has received the European Law Firm of the Year award from the international legal journal Legal Week for the third time. This is one of the most prestigious accolades in the legal sector, awarded to leading firms, teams and professionals which have stood out for their accomplishments in 2017 in the European legal market.
  • Four Garrigues projects recognized at the FT European Innovative Lawyers Awards

    Garrigues ranks among the top five tech-savvy law firms in Europe