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Data Protection | Recent Developments

This article brings together selected regulatory guidance, recent decisions and insights from the Data Protection Authorities (“DPAs”) in Belgium, France, Ireland and the UK as well as from the European Data Protection Board (“EDPB”)…

EU LAW & INSTITUTIONS : Welcome to Catherine Smits!  

FLINN is very pleased to welcome Catherine Smits to its team! She will strengthen FLINN expertise in « 🇪🇺 European Law & Institutions 🇪🇺 » thanks to her recognized experience in the outcome of high-level…

CJEU finds that the UK failed to control fraud affecting Chinese textiles and footwear imports between 2011 and 2017

The Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) remains competent to deal with cases arising from the United Kingdom’s EU membership before Brexit. Article 86(1) of the 2019 Withdrawal Agreement makes it clear that any cases pending…

FIIDE XXIX Congress The Hague 2021

FIDE, the International European Law Federation, met for its XXIX Congress in the Hague at the beginning of November. Leonard Hawkes from Lawrope member FLINN contributed as national rapporteur on the UK GDPR and the DPA2018. EU Law Live's…

News: UK-EU Trade and Co-operation Agreement N° 1

  On 24 December 2020, with a certain political theatricality, agreement on a UK-EU Trade and Co-operation (the “TCA”) was announced. In the opening paragraph of his foreword to the Summary Explainer of the TCA (the “Summary…

Schrems II Judgment of 16 July 20: Personal Data Transfers to the USA

  “The case raises issues of very major, indeed fundamental, concern to millions of people within the European Union and beyond. Firstly, it is relevant to the data protection rights of millions of residents of the [EU]. Secondly,…

Join us! FLINN Cup - Inter Law Firm Competition

The FLINN Cup is the 7th regatta of the Ostend Cup series, organized by Ostend Sailing each year during the first week-end of September. It includes a friendly INTER LAW FIRM COMPETITION amongst Belgian and International Law Firms. We…

CETA Opinion from the CJEU

The Brussels Office of the UK Law Societies and Flinn Law firm held a panel discussion Tuesday morning, 14 May, about the EU Court of Justice (CJEU) Opinion (delivered on 30th April) regarding the CETA Investment Court System (ICS) and the autonomy…

‘To be, or not to be’ … Brexit, Act III

Scene 1: The risk profile of key border-related systems On February 28, the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee issued a statement that it had published as evidence, a National Audit Office memorandum, “The UK border: preparedness…