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Value Added – New VAT "joint liability" risk for online marketplaces

Published on 30 April 2018. By Robert Waterson, Legal Director and Jani Ihalainen, Paralegal

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The flow of goods cross-border has increased significantly as a result of the inexorable rise of the online marketplace. Policing the tax aspect of online businesses has created numerous difficulties for national authorities. In no area is this felt more than VAT, where many online traders (both inside and outside the EU) have opted wittingly or otherwise to evade tax by simply not registering or accounting for VAT in any jurisdiction.

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Properties are Heating Up – New Minimum Energy Efficiency standard to come into force

Published on 29 March 2018. By David Johnston, Partner and Jani Ihalainen, Paralegal

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On 1 April 2018 the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2018 ("the Regulations") will come into force, introducing Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards ("MEES") for privately rented properties, including retail properties.

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Not Fazed –September Sales and Consumer Confidence Defy Expectations

Published on 18 October 2017. By Henry Priestley, Senior Associate and Jani Ihalainen, Paralegal

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Building on the positive sales figures at the end of the summer period, which we discussed in an earlier article, retailers have kept the momentum going in September.

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Retail sales are bright as summer comes to a close

Published on 12 September 2017. By Henry Priestley, Senior Associate and Jani Ihalainen, Paralegal

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Appification of Retail and Data Protection

Published on 22 August 2017. By Nicola Cain, Partner and Jani Ihalainen, Paralegal

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The rise in online retail is seen by many as one of the key causes of the decline in footfall on the UK's high streets in recent years but the high street has been fighting back with its own innovative use of technology to help get more shoppers back into physical stores.

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Retailers make hay while the sun shines

Published on 17 July 2017. By Henry Priestley, Senior Associate and Jani Ihalainen, Paralegal

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Retailers make hay while the sun shines

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A punishment to fit the crime – CJEU allows punitive damages in IP infringement cases

Published on 22 February 2017. By Ben Mark, Legal Director and Jani Ihalainen, Paralegal

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In a recent decision, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) ruled that the EU Enforcement Directive does not preclude the legal provision of punitive damages in infringement cases in EU Member States.

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The Survey Says! EU General Court decides on requirements for evidence on distinctive character

Published on 03 February 2017. By Henry Priestley, Senior Associate and Jani Ihalainen, Paralegal

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A decision by the General Court highlights the requirement for comprehensive evidence of genuine use when seeking to prove acquired distinctiveness in relation to 3D marks in the EU.

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