CMS | Newsletter | April 2017

CMS Newsletter – April 2017

As always, we are pleased to bring you the latest legal developments with this edition of our monthly newsletter, which contains updates on intellectual property, data protection, environmental law, competition and EU law, health, employment and public procurement law.

Please also check out the upcoming public procurement seminars we are organizing in May and June at our Brussels office.

We hope you have an enjoyable read.

Tom Heremans
Managing Partner

CMS News

Upcoming seminars:

22 May 2017: La passation des marchés publics en 2017 (FR), CMS Brussels

30 May 2017: Les marchés publics et le droit de la concurrence (FR), CMS Brussels

19 June 2017: Overheidsopdrachten en mededingingsrecht (NL), CMS Brussels

Intellectual Property & Technology

• Belgian privacy watchdog gets more teeth
As from 25 May 2018, the General Data Protection Legislation (“GDPR”) will ...
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• Cable retransmission within the reception area of the original broadcast is not a communication to the public in the sense of article 3(1) of Directive 2001/29/EC
The Court of Justice of the EU (“CJEU”) recently pronounced a somewhat &ldq...
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• Cassatie bevestigt arrest Hof van Beroep Gent: Le Pliage handtassen van Longchamp zijn niet auteursrechtelijk beschermd (in Gent)
De vraag of de bekende Le Pliage handtassen van Longchamp beschermd zijn door het auteu...
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Environment & Energy

• Beperking van de beroepsmogelijkheden tegen vergunningsbeslissingen in het Vlaamse Gewest
Met een wijziging aan het Omgevingsvergunningsdecreet wenst de Vlaamse Regering de moge...
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• Bescherming van zonevreemde bossen in het Vlaamse Gewest
De Vlaamse Regering heeft op 31 maart 2017 een kaart met aanduiding van kwetsbare zonev...
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Competition & EU

• Concessions for 14 regional airports in Greece do not involve State aid
On 17 March 2017, the European Commission gave the green light to Greece for concession...
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• Electricity capacity reserve: the European Commission again investigates in Germany
The beginning of this month once again saw electricity capacity mechanisms catch the at...
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• Mededingingsautoriteit legt miljoenenboete op in het kader van een transactie
De Belgische mededingingsautoriteit heeft een boete van 5,5 miljoen € opgelegd aan...
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• New regulation on medical devices
On 5 April 2017, the Regulation on medical devices and the Regulation on in vitro diagn...
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• Geneesmiddelen voor geavanceerde therapie in het kader van de “ziekenhuisuitzondering”
Op 1 maart 2017 werd een nieuw koninklijk besluit met betrekking tot geneesmiddelen voo...
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• Off-label use of medicinal products in the EU (facts and figures published in an EU study report)
Off-label use of a medicinal product is the prescription of it without following the in...
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• The US and the EU agree to mutually recognize their medicine inspections
The United States and the European Union have agreed to recognize each other’s dr...
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Public Procurement & PPP

• Public procurement subcontracting: requiring contractor to execute main part of contract is, in principle, unlawful
As you will recall, the Court of Justice ruled in a judgment of 14 July 2016 (C-406/14)...
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• New provisions regarding exclusion grounds in public procurement: corrective measures
The new public procurement legislation, which is expected to enter into force on 30 Jun...
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Employment & Pensions

• Des travailleurs ont leur employeur 'dans la peau'
Après une société suédoise, c’est au tour d’une...
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