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Intellectual Property Infringement on the Internet: What Court to Call?
Martin Munz, Sylvia Lorenz

The internet does not know any national borders; website content can be viewed from anywhere in the world. This raises the question of what court has jurisdiction when the content of a website infringes on intellectual property rights.
New EU Energy and Environmental State Aid Guidelines Adopted: Phase Out of Renewable Energy Subsidies in Sight
April 2014
Jacquelyn F. MacLennan, Mark D. Powell, James R.M. Killick, Kai Struckmann, Christoph Arhold, Genevra Forwood

On 9 April 2014, the European Commission adopted its new Energy and Environmental State Aid Guidelines (the "EEAG") which will take effect from 1 July 2014 onwards, replacing the Environmental State aid Guidelines ("EAG") from 2008, which did not cover State aid to the energy sector. The EEAG set out the Commission's policy on the compatibility of public support for environmental and energy sector related measures under EU State aid provisions.
PDF The New Group Actions Law in France – A Cause for Concern for Companies?
April 2014
Jean-Paul Tran Thiet, Philippe Métais, Ludovic Malgrain, Bertrand Liard, Juliette Goyer, Orion Berg

The French law on consumer rights, also referred to as the "Hamon law" ("loi Hamon"), was enacted on 17 March 2014. The introduction of group actions is one of the main innovations of this law.
PDF EU Expands Ukraine-Related Asset Freeze List to Four More Persons, Work on Possible Russia Sanctions Continues
April 15, 2014
EU Sanctions Team: James R.M. Killick, Sara Nordin, Charlotte Van Haute, Fabienne Vermeeren
US Sanctions Team: Richard J. Burke, Nicole E. Erb, Kristina Zissis, Cristina Brayton-Lewis, Tanya Hanna

In an attempt to strengthen European Union (EU) sanctions targeting misappropriation of Ukrainian state funds, the EU has added another four names to the existing list of individuals subject to an asset freeze. These restrictions have been published in Regulation 381/2014 in the Official Journal of the EU today, and entered into force on the same day.
PDF Summary of FERC Meeting Agenda for April 17, 2014
April 2014
Daniel A. Hagan, Earle H. O'Donnell

Below are brief summaries of the agenda items for the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s April 17, 2014 meeting, pursuant to the agenda as issued on April 10, 2014. Agenda item E-9 has not been summarized as it was omitted from the agenda.

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