CMS | Newsletter | November 2016

CMS Newsletter – November 2016

Dear Reader,

We are pleased to bring you the latest legal news in our November newsletter, which contains updates on intellectual property law, data protection, competition, public procurement, employment, tax and Luxembourg law. Please also check out the seminar on green energy policy in Brussels and the Competition Lunch we are organizing in December.

We would also like to remind you to sign up to our information service Law-Now, which delivers 'hot off the press' news straight to your inbox. Take a minute to sign up free of charge and choose the countries, sectors and areas of law of your interest.

Have an enjoyable read.

Tom Heremans
Managing Partner

CMS News

7 December 2016: Politique de l’énergie verte à Bruxelles | Groen energiebeleid in Brussel, CMS Brussels

13 December 2016: Competition Lunch: exchange of confidential information between competitors and non-compete clauses, CMS Brussels

Intellectual Property & Technology

• The CJEU determines scope of implicit consent of authors to use their works
Earlier this month the Court of Justice of the EU (“CJEU”) has rendered a d...
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• Are dynamic IP addresses personal data? Europe’s highest court says they are in certain circumstances
On 19 October 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) iss...
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• No licence needed for the 'public lending’ of digital copies of books!
The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) in the VOB v. Stichting...
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Competition & EU

• European in-depth investigation into Brussels Airlines and TAP Portugal code-sharing
The European Commission announced on 27 October 2016 that it had issued a Statement of ...
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• Stopzetting onderzoek Belgische Mededingingsautoriteit na verbintenissen Immoweb
Op 16 November 2016 heeft de Belgische Mededingingsautoriteit haar onderzoek ten aanzie...
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Public Procurement & PPP

• CJEU confirms assessment methodology shall in principle not be notified in advance in contract documents
The Court of Justice (“CJEU”) recently ruled (14 July 2016, C-6/15) on the ...
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Employment & Pensions

• Réduction tarifaire et notion d’'employeur'
Il arrive fréquemment qu’un employeur accorde à son personnel une r...
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• Another attempt to tackle the wage gap
In Belgium, a competitiveness gap is acknowledged with regard to neighbouring countries...
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Tax & Estate Planning

• Traitement fiscal des revenus recueillis d’une SCI de droit français translucide – La Cour de Cassation revoit sa position
Le 29 septembre dernier, la Cour de cassation a prononcé une décision qui...
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• Directors - Welcome to VAT
VAT circular number 781 of 30 September clarifies that a director’s activity shal...
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• European Commission publishes Corporate Tax Reform Package, relaunching its proposal for a Common Consolidated Corporate Tax Base
As part of a Corporate Tax Reform Package, the EC has published four proposals for Coun...
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