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Legal Challenges for Uber in the European Union and in Germany

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

To “Uber” is now a verb. This development reflects the rapid expansion of the mobile ride-hailing company Uber in the United States and the rest of the world. However, in many European jurisdictions, and particularly in Germany, Uber has run into regulatory roadblocks. Uber offers “a technology platform that enables users of Uber’s mobile applications …

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FALQs: The Greek Debt Crisis – Part 2

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series. On July 12, 2015, the euro-area member states agreed in principle to start negotiating a third loan package with Greece. The loan will be provided by the European Stability Mechanism (ESM), which was set up in 2012 by the euro-area member states. Yesterday I looked …

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FALQs: The Greek Debt Crisis – Part 1

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

This blog post is part of our Frequently Asked Legal Questions series. On July 8, 2015, the new Greek Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos submitted a request for a third loan package to the European Stability Mechanism (ESM). The ESM was set up in 2012 as a permanent intergovernmental organization under public international law to issue debt instruments …

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What Constitutional Challenges Arise When Air Traffic Control is Privatized? A New Report Looks at the Situation in Germany

Posted by: Jenny Gesley

As Congress debates the reauthorization of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012, which will expire in September 2015, the question of whether to privatize air traffic control (ATC) in the United States will be one of the matters discussed. The current discussion includes whether the establishment of a private non-profit ATC corporation could …