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HARD BREXIT – The “impossible” scenario becoming more and more likely! What consequences will this have for Norwegian companies?

Prime Minister Boris Johnson seems determined to lead Britain out of the European Union with or without a deal on October 31st. Given the latest events, (no breakthroughs in talks between United Kingdom and EU, and the “suspension” of Parliament from September 11th to October 14th) the conclusion must be that the risk of United Kingdom leaving the EU without a withdrawal agreement (so-called “hard Brexit” or “no-deal Brexit”) is vastly increasing.

Corporate Law

Signalling in Media – An infringement of competition law?

Hjort lawyer, Pernille Hasselgård, has published an article in The European Competition and Regulatory Law Review. In the article, she discusses the use of media as a means of sending signals to competitors and whether this might infringe the prohibition against anti-competitive cooperation. Over the last couple of years, the European Commission and several national competition authorities have shown keen interest in this issue.

Corporate Law

“Sustainable” or “environmentally friendly” – what do you mean and can you prove it?

Consumers increasingly want to make choices that are good for the environment. This is a trend that has been picked up by marketing departments worldwide, and as consumers we are increasingly told that the products we buy and the businesses we buy our products from, favor the environment. But all that glitters, it not gold, and some of this marketing is nothing but “greenwashing.” Consumer authorities have begun to take steps against such misleading marketing.