Industry Sector Insight
Views, market intelligence and trends in our industry sectors
Restructuring & Insolvency
With the volume of European bond and note issuances continuing
to climb, a focus is returning to the issues that arise in
restructuring such debt. A significant body of English case law
developed following the economic downturn in the early 2000s and
again following 2008, which is directly relevant in this context.
There have been recent legal developments both within and outside
the high yield debt arena, including in the increasingly complex
area of cross-border insolvency.
03 July 2015
The removal of a forged charge from a registered title may
entitle the lender to an indemnity from the Land Registry.
26 June 2015
The company's geo-location technology raises important data
protection and privacy concerns
23 June 2015
Olswang has teamed up with some of the leading telecoms law
firms in all 28 jurisdictions of the EU to provide a starting point
for any telcos looking at the opportunities network sharing
presents across Europe.
18 June 2015
With a fragmented music streaming market in Asia, international
services must localise their offerings to succeed.
18 June 2015
European Venture Capital
Olswang is pleased to present the second edition of the Olswang
European Venture Capital Report. In this issue, we provide the
global entrepreneurial and venture capital (VC) communities
with an overview of trends in European venture capital investment
in the first quarter of 2015 and fundraising in 2014.
17 June 2015
Last week the Commission published the amendments agreed with
the Council and EU Parliament for changes to the Trade Marks
Directive (89/104) and the Community Trade Mark Regulation (40/94).
While the majority of the changes will take effect in 90 days
others require implementing legislation from member states and so
will not bite for between 3-7 years. There are multiple changes
which will impact brand owners worldwide...
16 June 2015
The 6th edition of the RICS's Code of Measuring
Practice has been around since 2007. It is often referred to in
property documentation in the context of a definition of "Gross
External Area" or "Gross Internal Area" or "Net Internal Area". The
Code applies to office, residential, industrial, retail and mixed
08 June 2015
This is our monthly Media Newsletter produced by our German
office. It covers the latest legal and regulatory developments
in the media sector across both Germany and Europe.
29 May 2015
Among the controversy over the tech giant's Internet.org
service, India is considering passing a net neutrality law. It
would be the first government in Asia to do so - but almost
certainly not the last.
26 May 2015
Music streaming platform follows Pandora and iHeartMedia in use
of programmatic and demographic-based ad targeting
11 May 2015
On 6 May 2015, the EU Commission published its much heralded and
long-awaited Digital Single Market ("DSM") strategy document. The
strategy is an aggregation of many different policy areas under a
united banner of creating a digital single market in order to
expand jobs and stimulate growth. The badge of DSM exists at least
in part as an excuse to justify the EU Commission's competence
(over that of member state governments) to take on the issues
discussed - "single market" issues being clearly in the
Commission's competence. The paper is also political in scope:
there is a view that the Commission wishes to persuade Europe's
citizens that it is delivering results for them, in order to stem
the rise of anti-Europe parties in many EU Member States.
07 May 2015
It has been over 18 months since the European Commission first
adopted a new package of measures intended to complete the telecoms
single market and deliver a "Connected Continent" (click here for Olswang's
article on the original proposals). However a number of factors,
including Commission elections and a revisiting of priorities of
the new team in charge, mean that the proposals have been slow in
moving forward ever since. In reality it wasn't really until
December 2014 when the Commission published its work programme for
media and telecoms that we knew for sure that the themes of a
Connected Continent were still a key priority, albeit now part of a
much wider debate on the creation of a Digital Single Market.
06 May 2015
Commentary and analysis on adtech from Olswang
30 April 2015
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 businesses
looking to enter...
30 April 2015