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Alternative reports have emerged in Germany about what the basis for a legal challenge brought against legislation passed in Germany to ratify the planned new Unified Patent Court (UPC) system in Europe is, an expert has said. 20 Jul 2017
Germany's employee participation law, under which only those employed in Germany are permitted to elect employee representatives to a company's supervisory board and be elected themselves, is compatible with EU law, the Court of Justice of the European Union... 19 Jul 2017
This guide was last updated in February 2017.
The EU's Solvency II Directive came into force on 1 January 2016. The directive consolidates and harmonises existing EU insurance directives including life and non-life directives, the reinsurance directive and various others.
The EU’s 2014 Public Procurement Directive softened the rules preventing companies from bidding for public contracts where they, or their directors, had been convicted of certain economic crimes.
The Insurance Distribution Directive makes it easier for firms to trade cross-border, create a level playing field among all participants and strengthen policyholder protection.
New rules will apply when insurers outsource "critical or important operation functions or activities" once the Solvency II regulatory regime comes into force on 1 January 2016. This short guide will provide a brief overview of the requirements, as well as...
Between 2012 and 2014 courts in Europe and employment tribunals in the UK have ruled that an increasing number of payments must be included by organisations when calculating employees' holiday pay.
The UK government has been urged to take steps to avoid a potential "cliff edge" ending to transfers of personal data between the UK and EU when the UK formally exits the trading bloc. 18 Jul 2017
The German federal government has approved a Bill changing the country's Road Traffic Act to allow the use of automated vehicles on public roads. 14 Jul 2017
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