If the old competition rulebook has weathered the storm of digital economy so far, blockchain may pose too much of a challenge: it may bring a change of incentives that at least calls for more flexible and cooperative enforcement, albeit perhaps not a complete paradigm shift.
Global and Business Law
Screening requirements introduced by the Government as a reaction to the financial crisis prompted by the COVID19 pandemic are framed on too broad terms capturing too many transactions in too many sectors and this will deter foreign investments in Spain
Learning from the story of a wine family that decided to hire sharecroppers as employees, a new article depicts the employment relationship as a flexible instrument, capable of adapting to the changing nature of hyper-digitized labor markets.
Though globalization is a commercial reality, much law remains national. In order to give good guidance, all global lawyers must be trained in comparative law.
Patents are playing, and will continue to play, a key role in the COVID-19 plight.
More and more employees are working remotely by the day. Against this backdrop, companies need to take the utmost care to protect employees and confidential company information. What are the IT and legal risks companies face as workers go remote?
The current global health crisis is a unique opportunity to ‘recondition’ the system to better reflect the increased global interconnectedness of people, organisations and states across the world.
Around the world governments are adopting broad-ranging powers to battle COVID-19. But what will these powers mean for our democratic societies once the pandemic is over?
In times of emergency, constitutions, like materials, need to tolerate stress in order to avoid fracture. Brace and show resilience—the sun will set on such emergency measures sooner or later.
As the coronavirus spreads across the world, institutions and companies are promoting smart working and remote activities as measures to mitigate the risks connected with the rapidly spreading disease. Will this flexible arrangement be adopted in modern workplaces beyond the emergency?
The idea of going alternative is replacing everything that is traditional. In the next future, will Alternative Legal Service Providers be the norm?
What are the most common legal mistakes made by entrepreneurs when launching and managing start-ups?
Instituting gender quotas is a controversial approach to achieving gender equality. The question is: does it take us a step closer to breaking the glass ceiling?
At the table, not on the menu: Non-standard workers and collective bargaining in the platform economy
Is collective bargaining a viable tool to “negotiate” the direction of the phenomenon of the digital transformation of work?
Coordination and information exchanges in financial markets. What comes first: The chicken or the egg?
The increased intervention by competition authorities in financial markets comes with the risk of stifling efficiencies. Different approaches have been proposed to tackle illegal coordination without hindering necessary information flows.
Sovereign wealth funds have begun to play a critical role in the global economy. Maturing investment strategies and increasingly complex relationships between governments have led to challenges in regulation and international investment policy and strategy.
The transposition of the EU Antitrust Damages Directive moves ahead in the process of minimal harmonisation of aspects of the procedural and substantive rules surrounding private antitrust enforcement, however many of the rules introduced are both fragmented and incomplete leaving wide room for divergences in Member States.
Tax arbitration is an intricate area of law. It is therefore vital for us to understand what tax arbitration entails, its consequences for taxpayer rights, and the effects it has on the legal sector.
Can you imagine paying taxes, or even receiving government benefits, in Bitcoin? Once the domain of hackers and tech nerds, cryptocurrencies and blockchain technologies are now entering the mainstream, and are well positioned to disrupt the world economic order as we know it.
After seven years with no signs of agreement, the financial sector cannot withstand such a level of uncertainty regarding the FTT, a levy that has stymied negotiators for several years. Is it time to consider other alternatives?
If sugar is considered the new tobacco, do we have a strong case for increasing the price of added sugar or is it time to rethink food taxes altogether?
Alongside the European Union’s efforts to research, educate and raise awareness about fake news, its member states are beginning to legislate against it. Though the results to date have been far from outstanding, there are glimmers of hope on the horizon.
In the fast-paced economic environment of the 21st century, many taxation regimes have strayed from the underlying principles of effective taxation policy. Now, more than ever, it is essential for governments across the globe to build policy around taxation foundations established to promote economic growth and stability.
Contrary to business expert predictions, in today´s modern and increasingly digital world, family companies are becoming more and more relevant, forming the backbones of major economies.nomies.
In the aftermath of the Intel judgment, the exemplary punishment on Google has come as a reality check for our daydreams of a resurrected “more-economic approach” in abuse of dominance enforcement
The current state of regulation in the cryptocurrency and blockchain space leave many perplexed. With an uncertain road ahead, a unified regulatory framework for blockchain and cryptocurrency will be crucial to unlocking its full potential.
Why is it so important for law schools to innovate at a systemic level, and what are the consequences of the current lack of willingness and/or capacity to do so?
Project finance falls under the spotlight of competition authorities as traditional antitrust concerns over competitors’ joining forces meets with increasing worries about financial customers’ information asymmetries.