IEU LEGAL Telegram 11 July 2016



# TAXATION

  • OECD releases discussion draft on the design and operation of the group ratio rule under "BEPS Action 4"
  • OECD releases standardised IT-format for the exchange of information on tax rulings under "BEPS Action 5"
  • OECD releases standardised IT-format for providing feedback on received Common Reporting Standard information
  • Angola and the Seychelles join the Inclusive Framework on BEPS
  • Reminder! OECD Tax Talks

# BREXIT

  • UK Government: Statement on the status of EU nationals in the UK
  • UK Parliament: Urgent Question on Parliamentary approval before triggering Article 50
  • Brexit vote could see defence budget reduced - UK Parliament
  • CEPS: What does Brexit mean for the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security and Justice?
  • CER: LONG DAY’S JOURNEY INTO ECONOMIC NIGHT
  • ECR leader Kamall: congratulations to Theresa May
  • Bundesfinanzministerium: Konsequenzen aus dem Brexit
  • Compilation of the EC Midday press briefing Q&A on British Candidate Commissioner Julian King

# EU REFORMS

  • EP Draft report - Possible evolutions and adjustments of the current institutional set up of the European Union - PE 585.741v01-00 - Committee on Constitutional Affairs
  • Compilation of the EC Midday press briefing Q&A on former EC President José-Manuel Barroso
  • Urgent reforms to Commission's Revolving Door rules necessary following Barroso's move to Goldman Sachs - GREENS-EFA
  • GUE/NGL outraged at Barroso appointment to Goldman Sachs post
  • President of the European Parliament - EuroparlTV
  • Statement Reul/Niebler zum Präsidenten des Europaparlaments

# MERGERS

  • Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of an automotive component business of Faurecia by Plastic Omnium, subject to conditions
  • Mergers: EU Commission clears joint acquisition of Merkur Offshore by Partners Group and Infrared
  • Mergers: EU Commission clears acquisition of Scan Global Logistics by AEA

# INSOLVENCY

  • IMF Working Paper No. 16/134: Insolvency and Enforcement Reforms in Italy

# EU REGISTERS

# EU CASE LAW

  • CELEX:62014TA0510: Joined Cases T-510/14 and T-536/14: Judgment of the General Court of 2 June 2016 — Staywell Hospitality Group and Sheraton International IP v EUIPO — Sheraton International IP and Staywell Hospitality Group (PARK REGIS) (European Union trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for European Union figurative mark PARK REGIS — Earlier European Union figurative mark ST. REGIS — Partial refusal to register — Article 64(1) of Regulation No 207/2009 — Likelihood of confusion — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation No 207/2009)
  • CELEX:62016CN0223: Case C-223/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Consiglio di Stato (Italy) lodged on 20 April 2016 — Casertana Costruzioni Srl v Ministero delle Infrastrutture e dei Trasporti — Provveditorato Interregionale per le opere pubbliche della Campania e del Molise, Azienda Regionale Campana per la Difesa del Suolo — A.R.CA.DI.S.
  • CELEX:62016FN0025: Case F-25/16: Action brought on 18 May 2016 — ZZ v EEAS
  • CELEX:62014TA0454: Case T-454/14: Judgment of the General Court of 31 May 2016 — Warimex v EUIPO (STONE) (EU trade mark — Application for EU figurative mark STONE — Absolute ground for refusal — Descriptive character — Article 7(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009)
  • CELEX:62016CN0212: Case C-212/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Vergabekammer Südbayern (Germany) lodged on 15 April 2016 — DUK Versorgungswerk eV, Gothaer Pensionskasse AG v BG Klinik für Berufskrankheiten Bad Reichenhall gGmbH
  • CELEX:62013TA0160: Case T-160/13: Judgment of the General Court of 2 June 2016 — Bank Mellat v Council (Common foreign and security policy — Restrictive measures against Iran — Restrictions on transfers of funds involving Iranian financial institutions — Jurisdiction of the General Court — Action for annulment — Regulatory act not entailing implementing measures — Whether directly concerned — Interest in bringing proceedings — Admissibility — Proportionality — Obligation to state reasons — Legal safeguards as referred to in Article 215(3) TFEU — Legal certainty — Non-arbitrariness — Breach of fundamental rights)
  • CELEX:62016CN0211: Case C-211/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Commissione Tributaria Provinciale di Torino (Italy) lodged on 15 April 2016 — Bimotor SpA v Agenzia delle Entrate — Direzione Provinciale II di Torino
  • CELEX:62016FN0024: Case F-24/16: Action brought on 13 May 2016 — ZZ v Commission
  • CELEX:62015TB0168: Case T-168/15: Order of the General Court of 11 May 2016 — Greece v Commission (EAFRD — Withdrawal of the contested measure — No need to adjudicate)
  • CELEX:62016CN0207: Case C-207/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Audiencia provincial de Tarragona, Sección cuarta (Spain) lodged on 14 April 2016 — Ministerio Fiscal
  • CELEX:62012TA0292: Case T-292/12 RENV: Judgment of the General Court of 1 June 2016 — Mega Brands v EUIPO — Diset (MAGNEXT) (European Union trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for European Union word mark MAGNEXT — Earlier national word mark MAGNET 4 — Relative ground for refusal — Likelihood of confusion — Similarity of the signs — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009)
  • CELEX:62016FN0023: Case F-23/16: Action brought on 2 May 2016 — ZZ v Commission
  • CELEX:62014TB0754: Case T-754/14 R: Order of the President of the General Court of 23 May 2016 — Efler and Others v Commission (Interim measures — Law governing the institutions — European citizens’ initiative — Refusal of registration — Application for interim measures — Inadmissibility)
  • CELEX:62011TA0479: Joined Cases T-479/11 and T-157/12: Judgment of the General Court of 26 May 2016 — France and IFP Énergies nouvelles v Commission (State aid — Oil exploration — Implied and unlimited guarantee of the State conferred on the French Petroleum Institute (IFP) by the granting of the status of publicly owned industrial and commercial establishment (EPIC) — Advantage — Presumption of advantage)
  • CELEX:62016CN0206: Case C-206/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Consiglio di Stato (Italy) lodged on 13 April 2016 — Marco Tronchetti Provera SpA and Others v Commissione Nazionale per le Società e la Borsa (Consob)
  • CELEX:62016CN0261: Case C-261/16 P: Appeal brought on 10 May 2016 by Kühne + Nagel International AG against the judgment delivered on 29 February 2016 in Case T-254/12 Kühne + Nagel International AG v European Commission
  • CELEX:62016FN0022: Case F-22/16: Action brought on 29 April 2016 — ZZ v CPVO
  • CELEX:62016CN0255: Case C-255/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Københavns Byret (Denmark) lodged on 2 May 2016 — Anklagemyndigheden v Bent Falbert, Poul Madsen, JP/Politikens Hus A/S
  • CELEX:62016FN0021: Case F-21/16: Action brought on 28 April 2016 — ZZ v Frontex
  • CELEX:62016FN0018: Case F-18/16: Action brought on 31 March 2016 — ZZ v Commission
  • CELEX:62016TN0254: Case T-254/16: Action brought on 19 May 2016 — Steel Invest & Finance (Luxembourg) v Commission
  • CELEX:62016TN0250: Case T-250/16 P: Appeal brought on 23 May 2016 by Sergio Spadafora against the order of the Civil Service Tribunal of 7 April 2016 in Case F-44/15, Spadafora v Commission
  • CELEX:62015FA0111: Case F-111/15: Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (Third Chamber) of 25 May 2016 — GW v Commission (Civil service — Officials — Social security — Reimbursement of medical expenses — Concrete and detailed examination)
  • CELEX:62015TA0331: Case T-331/15: Judgment of the General Court of 26 May 2016 — Bimbo v EUIPO (THE SNACK COMPANY) (European Union trade mark — Application for European Union figurative mark THE SNACK COMPANY — Absolute grounds for refusal — Descriptive character — Lack of distinctive character — Articles 7(1)(b) and (c) and Article 7(2) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Equal treatment — Obligation to state reasons — Article 75 of Regulation No 207/2009)
  • CELEX:62010FA0041(01): Case F-41/10 RENV: Judgment of the Civil Service Tribunal (First Chamber) of 2 June 2016 — Bermejo Garde v EESC (Civil service — Referral back to the Tribunal after setting aside — Article 12a of the Staff Regulations — Official who has been the victim of harassment — Article 22a of the Staff Regulations — Official, whistleblower — Request for assistance — Rejection — Right to protection — Conditions — Rejection — Consequences — Application for compensation)
  • CELEX:62016CN0242: Case C-242/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Supremo Tribunal de Justiça (Portugal) lodged on 27 April 2016 — José Rui Garrett Pontes Pedroso v Netjets Management Limited
  • CELEX:62016TN0241: Case T-241/16: Action brought on 13 May 2016 — El Corte Inglés v EUIPO — WE Brand (EW)
  • CELEX:62016TN0276: Case T-276/16: Action brought on 30 May 2016 — Viridis Pharmaceutical v EUIPO — Hecht-Pharma (Boswelan)
  • CELEX:62016CN0197: Case C-197/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale per le Marche (Italy) lodged on 8 April 2016 — Commune di Loro Piceno and Others v Provincia di Macerata, Provincia di Macerata Settore 10 — Ambiente
  • CELEX:62016TN0223: Case T-223/16: Action brought on 5 May 2016 — Massive Bionics v EUIPO — Apple (DriCloud)
  • CELEX:62016CN0241: Case C-241/16 P: Appeal brought on 26 April 2016 by Darko Graf against the judgment of the General Court (Second Chamber) delivered on 26 February 2016 in Case T-507/14 Vedran Vidmar and Darko Graf v European Commission
  • CELEX:62015TA0301: Case T-301/15: Judgment of the General Court of 31 May 2016 — Jochen Schweizer v EUIPO (Du bist, was du erlebst.) (EU trade mark — Application for EU word mark Du bist, was du erlebst. — Absolute ground for refusal — Mark consisting of an advertising slogan — Lack of distinctive character — Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009)
  • CELEX:62016CN0196: Case C-196/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunale Amministrativo Regionale per le Marche (Italy) lodged on 7 April 2016 — Comune di Corridonia v Provincia di Macerata, Provincia di Macerata Settore 10 –Ambiente
  • CELEX:62016TN0271: Case T-271/16: Action brought on 30 May 2016 – Pempe v EUIPO – Marshall Amplification (THOMAS MARSHALL GARMENTS OF LEGENDS)
  • CELEX:62016TN0217: Case T-217/16: Action brought on 10 May 2016 — Internacional de Productos Metálicos v Commission
  • CELEX:62015TA0254: Case T-254/15: Judgment of the General Court of 26 May 2016 — Aldi Einkauf v EUIPO — Dyado Liben (Casale Fresco) (EU trade mark — Opposition proceedings — Application for EU word mark Casale Fresco — Earlier EU word mark FREZCO — Relative ground for refusal — Likelihood of confusion — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009)
  • CELEX:62015TA0240: Case T-240/15: Judgment of the General Court of 1 June 2016 — Grupo Bimbo v EUIPO (Form of a bar with four circles) (European Union trade mark — Application for three-dimensional European Union trade mark — Form of a bar with four circles — Absolute ground for refusal — Lack of distinctive character — Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Rights of the defence — Article 75 of Regulation No 207/2009 — Obligation to state reasons)
  • CELEX:62016TN0215: Case T-215/16: Action brought on 4 May 2016 — Cop v EUIPO — Conexa (AMPHIBIAN)
  • CELEX:62016TN0207: Case T-207/16: Action brought on 4 May 2016 — Aristoteleio Panepistimio Thessalonikis v Commission
  • CELEX:62016CN0193: Case C-193/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Tribunal Superior de Justicia de la Comunidad Autónoma del País Vasco (Spain) lodged on 7 April 2016 — E v Subdelegación del Gobierno en Álava
  • CELEX:62016TN0259: Case T-259/16: Action brought on 23 May 2016 — Trost Auto Service Technik v EUIPO (AUTOSERVICE.COM)
  • CELEX:62016CN0240: Case C-240/16 P: Appeal brought on 26 April 2016 by Vedran Vidmar and others against the judgment of the General Court (Second Chamber) delivered on 26 February 2016 in Case T-507/14 Vedran Vidmar and Darko Graf v European Commission
  • CELEX:62015TA0110: Case T-110/15: Judgment of the General Court of 26 May 2016 — International Management Group v Commission (Access to documents — Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 — Documents relating to an OLAF investigation — Access refused — Exception concerning the protection of the purpose of inspections, investigations and audits — Obligation to carry out a specific and individual examination — Category of documents)
  • CELEX:62016CN0160: Case C-160/16: Action brought on 18 March 2016 — European Commission v Hellenic Republic
  • CELEX:62016TN0206: Case T-206/16: Action brought on 2 May 2016 — Bodegas Verdúguez v EUIPO (TRES TOROS 3)
  • CELEX:62016CN0239: Case C-239/16 P: Appeal brought on 25 April 2016 by Ante Šumelj and others against the judgment of the General Court (Second Chamber) delivered on 26 February 2016 in Joined Cases T-546/13, T-108/14 and T-109/14 Ante Šumelj and Others v European Commission
  • CELEX:62015CN0578: Case C-578/15 P: Appeal brought on 9 November 2015 by Mansour Dairek Attoumi against the judgment of the General Court (Third Chamber) delivered on 9 September 2015 in Case T-278/14 Dairek Attoumi v OHIM-Diesel
  • CELEX:62015TA0099: Case T-99/15: Judgment of the General Court of 26 May 2016 — Sfera Joven v EUIPO — Las banderas del Mediterráneo (NOOSFERA) (EU trade mark — Opposition proceedings — EU word mark NOOSFERA — Earlier national word and figurative marks SFERA, Sfera colours and sfera CENTROS — Relative ground for refusal — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009)
  • CELEX:62016TN0258: Case T-258/16: Action brought on 25 May 2016 — Mediterranean Premium Spirits v EUIPO — G-Star Raw (GINRAW)
  • CELEX:62016TN0205: Case T-205/16: Action brought on 4 May 2016 — Republic of Lithuania v European Commission
  • CELEX:62016TN0257: Case T-257/16: Action brought on 19 May 2016 – NM v European Council
  • CELEX:62016TN0191: Case T-191/16: Action brought on 25 April 2016 — Lito Maieftiko Gynaikologiko kai Cheirourgiko Kentro v European Commission
  • CELEX:62015TB0601: Case T-601/15: Order of the General Court of 13 May 2016 — CEVA v Commission (Arbitration clause — Technological research and development project in the area entitled ‘Algae grown from sustainable aquaculture as raw material for biodegradable bioplastics’ — SEABIOPLAS contract — Demand for payment of the financial contribution due — Offsetting — Period allowed for commencing proceedings — Delay — No interest in bringing proceedings — Inadmissibility)
  • CELEX:62015TA0034: Case T-34/15: Judgment of the General Court of 1 June 2016 — Wolf Oil v EUIPO — SCT Lubricants (CHEMPIOIL) (EU trade mark — Opposition proceedings — International registration designating the European Union — Word mark CHEMPIOIL — Earlier figurative mark CHAMPION — Relative ground for refusal — Likelihood of confusion — Article 8(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009 — Examination of the facts of the Office’s own motion — Obligation to state reasons — Rights of the defence — Articles 75 and 76 of Regulation No 207/2009)
  • CELEX:62014TA0723: Case T-723/14: Judgment of the General Court of 2 June 2016 — HX v Council (Common foreign and security policy — Restrictive measures against Syria — Freezing of funds — Modification of the form of order sought — Error of assessment)
  • CELEX:62015TB0310: Case T-310/15: Order of the General Court of 27 April 2016 — European Union Copper Task Force v Commission (Action for annulment — Plant-protection products — Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/408 — Establishment of a list of candidates for substitution — Inclusion of copper compounds on that list — Lack of individual concern — Regulatory measure comprising implementing measures — Inadmissible)
  • CELEX:62016CN0226: Case C-226/16: Request for a preliminary ruling from the Conseil d’État (France) lodged on 22 April 2016 — Eni SpA, Eni Gas & Power France SA, Union professionnelle des industries privées du gaz (Uprigaz) v Premier ministre, Ministre de l’environnement, de l’énergie et de la mer
  • CELEX:62014TA0662: Case T-662/14: Judgment of the General Court of 1 June 2016 — Hungary v Commission (Common Agricultural Policy — Direct payments — Additional criteria for ecological focus areas with short rotation coppice — Article 45(8) of Delegated Regulation (EU) No 639/2014 — Article 46(9)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 1307/2013 — Misuse of power — Legal certainty — Non-discrimination — Legitimate expectations — Right to property — Obligation to state reasons)
  • CELEX:62014TA0654: Case T-654/14: Judgment of the General Court of 2 June 2016 — Revolution v EUIPO (REVOLUTION) (EU trade mark — Application for EU word mark REVOLUTION — Mark consisting of an advertising slogan — Absolute ground for refusal — Absence of distinctiveness — Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009)
  • CELEX:62014TJ0654: Judgment of the General Court (Single Judge) of 2 June 2016.#Revolution LLC v European Union Intellectual Property Office.#EU trade mark — Application for EU word mark REVOLUTION — Mark consisting of an advertising slogan — Absolute ground for refusal — Absence of distinctiveness — Article 7(1)(b) of Regulation (EC) No 207/2009.#Case T-654/14.
  • CELEX:62015TO0235(04): Order of the President of the General Court of 23 May 2016.#Pari Pharma GmbH v European Medicines Agency.#Application for interim measures — Access to documents — Regulation (EC) No 1049/2001 — Documents held by the EMA concerning information submitted by an undertaking as part of its application for authorisation to place a medicinal product on the market — Order granting suspension of operation of the decision to grant a third party access to the documents — Application for cancellation — No change in circumstances — Article 159 of the Rules of Procedure of the General Court.#Case T-235/15 R.
  • CELEX:62013TJ0349: Judgment of the General Court (Fourth Chamber) of 4 July 2016.#Orange Business Belgium SA v European Commission.#Public service contracts — Tender procedure — Provision of ‘Trans-European Services for Telematics between Administrations — New generation (TESTA‑ng)’ — Rejection of a tenderer’s bid — Award of the contract — Transparency — Equal treatment — Non‑discrimination — Obligation to state reasons.#Case T-349/13.
  • CELEX:62016CO0055: Order of the Court - 30 June 2016#Evo Bus#Case C-55/16

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL C

  • OJ:JOC_2016_250_R_0006: Corrigendum to publication of an application pursuant to Article 50(2)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs (OJ C 205, 9.6.2016)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_250_R_0003: Prior notification of a concentration (Case M.8004 — AkzoNobel/BASF Industrial Coatings Business) (Text with EEA relevance)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_250_R_0001: Euro exchange rates
  • OJ:JOC_2016_250_R_0004: Publication of an application pursuant to Article 50(2)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs
  • OJ:JOC_2016_250_R_0007: This document does not exist in your search language.
  • OJ:JOC_2016_250_R_0005: Corrigendum to Publication of an application pursuant to Article 50(2)(a) of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council on quality schemes for agricultural products and foodstuffs (OJ C 195, 2.6.2016)
  • OJ:JOC_2016_250_R_0002: Special Report No 19/2016 — ‘Implementing the EU budget through financial instruments — lessons to be learnt from the 2007-2013 programme period’

# OFFICIAL JOURNAL L

  • CELEX:32016R1114: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1114 of 8 July 2016 establishing the standard import values for determining the entry price of certain fruit and vegetables
  • CELEX:32016R1113: Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2016/1113 of 8 July 2016 amending for the 248th time Council Regulation (EC) No 881/2002 imposing certain specific restrictive measures directed against certain persons and entities associated with the ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaeda organisations
  • CELEX:32016D1112: Decision (EU) 2016/1112 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 6 July 2016 providing further macro-financial assistance to Tunisia
  • CELEX:22016D1119: Decision No 2/2016 of the Community/Switzerland Inland Transport Committee of 10 June 2016 amending Annex 1 to the Agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on the carriage of goods and passengers by rail and road [2016/1119]
  • CELEX:22016D1118: Decision No 1/2016 of the Community/Switzerland Inland Transport Committee of 10 June 2016 concerning the charging system applicable to vehicles in Switzerland as from 1 January 2017 [2016/1118]
  • CELEX:32016D1115: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1115 of 7 July 2016 establishing a format for the submission by the European Chemicals Agency of information concerning the operation of the procedures pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 649/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the export and import of hazardous chemicals (notified under document C(2016) 4141)
  • CELEX:32016H1117: Commission Recommendation (EU) 2016/1117 of 15 June 2016 addressed to the Hellenic Republic on the specific urgent measures to be taken by Greece in view of the resumption of transfers under Regulation (EU) No 604/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council
  • CELEX:32016D1116: Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2016/1116 of 7 July 2016 amending Implementing Decisions (EU) 2015/1500 and (EU) 2015/2055 on protective measures and vaccination against lumpy skin disease in Greece (notified under document C(2016) 4157) (Text with EEA relevance)

# EU COMMISSION

  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senato della Repubblica (IT) - COM(2016) 56_57 final
  • Commission Decision regarding the follow-up to National Parliaments' Opinions - reply to the Senát (CZ) - Own Initiative of the Visegrad 4 countries' parliaments on transport - ASAP/DOS/2016/88 final

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Publications - Voting list : Voting Lists 2016 - Committee on Legal Affairs

# EU COUNCIL

  • Ad 20 2016 Init EUROPEAN UNION COMMON POSITION Chapter 23: Judiciary and fundamental rights
  • Ad 21 2016 Init EUROPEAN UNION COMMON POSITION Chapter 24: Justice, freedom and security
  • Cm 3486 2016 Init Working Party on Tax Questions - Direct Taxation - AFTERNOON ONLY
  • St 10891 2016 Init Outcome of the Working Party on Fundamental Rights, Citizens' Rights and Free Movement of Persons
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