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Carmen Verdonck

BCA suspects Caudalie of imposing minimum resale prices on distributors and limiting active and passive online sales

Healthcare & Life Sciences - Belgium
ALTIUS

Following dawn raids carried out in 2018, the Belgian Competition Authority's Investigation and Prosecution Service has opened an investigation regarding alleged anti-competitive practices committed by Caudalie, a French cosmetics company specialising in vinotherapy, after a Belgian pharmacist complained that his supplier was imposing a pricing policy on him..

Andrew Osborne

Right-to-work checks for EEA nationals during first half of 2021

Employment & Immigration - United Kingdom
Lewis Silkin

The Home Office has confirmed that there will be no change to the right-to-work (RTW) check procedure for EEA nationals who start work in the United Kingdom between 1 January 2021 and 30 June 2021 (the post-transition grace period).

Galina Petkova

CPC introduces pre-notification contact in merger proceedings

Competition & Antitrust - Bulgaria
Schoenherr

From 1 January 2021, the Commission for the Protection of Competition (CPC) will be available for pre-notification discussions.

Barbara Wilbrink

Theft of luxury watches from storage raises questions over carrier liability

Shipping & Transport - Netherlands
AKD

An armed robbery at a warehouse provided the basis for an unfortunate – but legally interesting – recent case in the Amsterdam Court of Appeal.

Wendawn Miller-Frazer

CESRA: economic substance reporting deadline extension

Private Client & Offshore Services - Bahamas
Lennox Paton

The Commercial Entities Substance Requirements Act (CESRA) 2018 requires all legal entities registered in The Bahamas to comply with economic substance reporting by submitting an annual filing to the minister of finance.

Hsiu-Ru Chien

Patent examination pilot programme for start-ups takes effect

Intellectual Property - Taiwan
Lee and Li Attorneys at Law

The Taiwan Intellectual Property Office recently announced a patent examination pilot programme for start-ups, effective 1 January 2021.

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