Topic: European Commission

EU Simplifies Merger Review Procedures. Then Again, Maybe Not…

“On balance, we expect the new rules to increase the burden imposed on companies when a close review of the transaction is required in order to assess potential competitive effects. This increased burden may outweigh the benefits of the revision package.” (Jens Hackl and Svajune Sakalyte of Morrison & Foerster) Earlier this month, the European… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Volcker Rule, Environmental Liabilities, OSHA Whistleblowers, Big Data

Nothing says “Happy Thursday” better than a piping hot cup of law news! Here’s an interesting visual comparison of the distance covered to get to the final version of the Volcker Rule… (Corporate Compliance Report) Should employees be allowed to work from home? (Mary Bennett and Ed Petry at NAVEX Global) Apparently, environmental liabilities of… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Accounting Fraud, Stolen Secrets, Activist Investors, EPA Limits

Why did the chicken cross the road? To read the JD Supra Corporate Brief, of course. And to get one of those cronuts everyone keeps talking about around the coop… How companies can prepare for the SEC’s renewed focus on accounting fraud… (Skadden Arps) A cautionary tale for every employer that lets workers access both… Read more »

Latest Iran Sanctions: Need-to-Know from JD Supra

The net of international sanctions on Iran and entities that do business with the Iranian regime continues to tighten. For your reference, here’s a roundup of latest commentary and analysis on sanctions imposed by the United States and Europe: U.S. Activity New Iran Sanctions Enacted (BakerHostetler): “The [latest] law, which comes just shy of five… Read more »

EU Lays Out Cloud Computing Strategy: 3 Takeaways for Businesses Operating in Europe

In late September, the European Commission published “Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe,” a detailed report on the current state and future promise of working “in the cloud” across the EU. The report sets the stage for what the Commission hopes will be a rapid development of cloud computing technology and services, while… Read more »

European Commission Proposes Centralized Bank Supervision

Earlier this month, the European Commission published its legislative proposal outlining the creation of a single supervisory mechanism that will allow the European Central Bank (ECB) to supervise Eurozone banks. The move would give the ECB broad-reaching powers normally held by national regulatory authorities to police banks throughout the region, laying the groundwork for a… Read more »