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Telecoms update | Provisions judge denies Fractus a preliminary injunction against Xiaomi et al.

On 10 December 2019, the Provisions Judge of the District Court of The Hague denied a cross-border preliminary injunction claimed by FRACTUS S.A. (‘Fractus’) against Xiaomi Technology Netherlands B.V. (‘Xiaomi’) and several Dutch smartphone vendors for the alleged infringement of Fractus’ patent EP 1 592 083 (‘EP ‘083’). According to Fractus the antennas of various
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BarentsKrans acts as independent advisor in relation to the investment in NewCompliance

BarentsKrans has acted as independent advisor for NewCompliance B.V., its founders and investors InnovationQuarter and Noaber Ventures during this transaction. BarentsKrans often acts as independent advisor in order to ensure that the transaction process is efficient and smooth. The scale-up NewCompliace has obtained an investment of USD 3 million to finance its expansion to the
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The Dutch Authority for the Financial Markets (AFM) and the Dutch Central Bank (DNB) identify best practices for alternative interest rate benchmarks

From 1 January 2022 onwards, the Benchmark Regulation (2016/1011/EU) will be directly applicable in each member state of the European Union. As a result, certain crucial interest rate benchmarks, such as EURIBOR, LIBOR and EONIA, shall not be admissible in its current form. From that point on, new financial agreements and, in principle, also existing
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Telecoms update: ‘Better Network’ campaign KPN not unlawful, rules District Court

Our Telecoms Update of 30 July 2019 is about the recent decision of the The Hague District Court in KPN v T-Mobile. The Court ruled that KPN’s advertising campaign ‘Better Network, Better Life’ did not constitute unlawful comparative advertising and rejected T-Mobile claims in full. The judgment means that KPN is allowed to continue its very successful advertising campaign. BarentsKrans represented KPN in this case.
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