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The Nordics implement PSD 2

An analysis of the implementation of the European Union’s Payment Services Directive II in Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 27 September 2017 | Practice Area: Retail Banking

Supreme Court confirms breach of contract despite the absence of negligence

The Supreme Court has handed down judgment in the high-profile case of MT Højgaard v. E.ON Climate & Renewables. This article examines the case.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 03 August 2017 | Practice Area: Administrative and Public Law

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European Court of Justice awards credit institutions home-field advantage

There has been some uncertainty as to what court is competent to hear disputes relating to credit agreements. On 15 June 2017, the ECJ resolved this uncertainty by setting useful and practically applicable criteria.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 28 June 2017 | Practice Area: Insurance

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Hummel pummels Nike's jurisdiction argument, opening door for forum shopping

Hummel Holdings A/S, a Danish company, has sued Nike Inc. and its Dutch subsidiary for infringement of its trade mark under Article 97(1) of the European Trade Mark Regulation before the German courts.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 23 May 2017 | Practice Area: Sale and Supply of Goods and Services

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Real Estate Gazette: Issue 24

Issue 24 of DLA Piper’s Real Estate Gazette focuses on a significant part of the real estate practice: development, planning and infrastructure.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 02 September 2016 | Practice Area: Planning and Development

Contract drafting: important judgment on design life and absolute skill and care obligations

This briefing looks at a recent case which centred around an agreement to design, make and install the foundations for 60 wind turbine generators in the UK. The judgment in the case reinforces the need for absolute clarity on the wording of the standard that a contractor is required to achieve.

Law Firm: Eversheds | Published: 15 June 2015 | Practice Area: Renewables

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European Court rules that obesity can constitute a disability

The European Court has ruled that, while there is no general rule of EU law which prohibits discrimination on the grounds of obesity, that condition may fall within the concept of disability where it hinders full and effective participation in professional life on an equal basis with other workers.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 07 January 2015 | Practice Area: Litigation

Advocate General decision causes weighty issues for employers - obesity may be a disability

In the case of Kaltoft v Municipality of Billund, the Advocate General has given his opinion that obesity is not a protected characteristic under the EU Equal Treatment Framework Directive, but that it can fall within the definition of a disability if it affects participation in professional life.

Law Firm: Womble Bond Dickinson | Published: 23 July 2014 | Practice Area: Contract of Employment and Statutory rights

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Is obesity a 'disability'?

Does the fact that a person is obese mean they are 'disabled' for the purposes of the Equality Act 2010? If their obesity impacts on their ability to carry out day-to-day activities, should they be protected from discrimination because they are overweight? Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co reports.

Law Firm: Gowling WLG | Published: 13 June 2014 | Practice Area: Litigation

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VAT recovery and pensions - good news for defined contribution schemes

The judgment in ATP PensionService v Skatteministeriet was delivered by the European Court of Justice on 13 March. It was the latest in a line of cases concerning the VAT treatment of costs incurred by or, in relation to, pension schemes and represents good news for defined contribution schemes.

Law Firm: DLA Piper | Published: 15 May 2014 | Practice Area: Collective Investment Schemes

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