Adtech is the technology of advertising and refers to all
technologies, software and services used for delivering,
controlling and targeting online ads. This market sits at the
convergence of the technology, media and telecoms sectors. Rapid
growth is driving activity at startup level and larger...
On 3 August 2015 the European Commission adopted amendments to Regulation 773/2004 and four related Commission Notices relating to the conduct of antitrust proceedings by the Commission pursuant to Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.
The Lord Chief Justice has announced that a specialist financial court is to be established. The new “Financial List” will deal with claims of more than £50 million and cases that raise issues concerning the domestic and international financial markets.
On 23 July 2015 the European Commission (the “Commission”) sent a Statement of Objections to six major Hollywood studios (Disney, NBCUniversal, Paramount Pictures, Sony, Twentieth Century Fox and Warner Bros) and Sky UK alleging that certain clauses in content licensing agreements between Sky UK and those studios restrict the cross-border provision of pay TV services and are in breach of EU competition law. In addition to the implications that this case may have on existing and future commercial licensing deals, the Commission’s actions also provide an indication as to how it intends to proceed on proposed changes to copyright rules across the European Union.
The decision in DNB Bank ASA v Gulf Eyadah Corporation and another (DIFC CFI 043-2014) concerns the hotly debated topic of parties using the DIFC courts as part of their enforcement strategies to enforce foreign judgments and arbitration awards in onshore Dubai and the wider United Arab Emirates.