Marijuana’s hazy legal status in Europe has made cannabis strictly a niche industry until now. Tolerated though not strictly allowed in many countries, and of course traditionally associated with drop-outs, the drug hasn’t featured in too many mainstream economic forecasts.
Despite intensive lobbying and protests across Europe in the run up to the vote, the European Parliament has approved the text of the Copyright Directive.
It is probably fair to say that non-resident investors have borne the brunt of the changes affecting the tax landscape for investors in UK real estate.
After the Parliamentary vote on the Brexit deal in January 2019, Pharma giant Novartis issued a statement that the risk of a No-Deal Brexit will be “hugely impactful for patients, particularly around the supply and safety of medicines.”
Companies are becoming increasingly aware that there will be a sharp rise in red tape and multiple regulations relating to data handling after Brexit and are starting to put in place processes to deal with possible delays and difficulties.
For Lexis Nexis, Mishcon de Reya Partner Filippo Noseda discusses trusts in Europe and the potential impact of Brexit.
With the Prime Minister still looking for a deal with Brussels that will win a majority support in the House of Commons, companies have to prepare for a host of uncertainties.
This article focusses on another piece of jargon which accompanies this field and seeks to explain the difference between a public and a private blockchain.
Imagine a robot that knows when a strawberry is ripe and can pick it without bruising, or a drone that can shoot asparagus seeds into the soil at exactly the right depth.
Following guidance issued by issued by DCMS and the ICO at the end of last year (discussed in our bulletin), the European Data Protection Board (EDPB) has published its own information notice on data transfers from the EEA to the UK post-Brexit in the event of a no-deal.
Following an intense debate and lobbying by a range of stakeholders (as discussed in our recent bulletin), a final text of the controversial proposed Copyright Directive has now been agreed between representatives of the EU institutions.
Amidst the seemingly endless chaos and uncertainty surrounding Brexit negotiations, votes and pledges on everything from free market access to customs unions, to trade deals, Irish border back-stops and bar room banter in Brussels… there is now some short term certainty about the rights of the 3.5 million EEA nationals living and working in the UK beyond the 29 March 2019.