The EU Listing Act and UK Prospectus Reform are two different legislative reforms with a common goal: making public capital markets in the UK and EU more accessible and attractive

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In November 2023, after several years of negotiation, the Council of the European Union published the detailed compromise text for the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) II.

While the

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Companies often point out that there is a tension between sustainability and antitrust/competition. They argue that European Union (EU) – and EU Member States’ national – competition rules

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On Nov. 28, 2022, the Council of the European Union adopted a decision to add the violation of restrictive measures to the list of so-called “EU crimes” set out in

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On May 17, 2022, the European Commission (Commission) announced it had conducted so-called “dawn raids” (i.e., unannounced inspections) at multiple undisclosed companies in the fashion industry in several European Union
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To make it easier to investigate, prosecute, and punish violations of restrictive measures in all EU Member States, on May 25, 2022, the European Commission (Commission) proposed making the violation
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