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De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
This case dealt with the sale of a car that caught fire four weeks after purchase. The owner of the car took the seller to court, and the case was eventually brought before the Arnhem-Leeuwarden Court of Appeal.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
ECJ rules that consumers may sue the other party to a contract before their home courts under the Brussels I Regulation, even if no causal link exists between the means used to direct the commercial or professional activity to the consumers’ member state, and the conclusion of the contract.
For the past few years, the provision of credit (especially consumer credit) has been the subject of a great deal of attention, among other things due to the increasing number of people in the Netherlands with a heavy debt burden, as well as the stagnant property market. In this newsletter we will discuss recent legal developments in this area.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
The Decree to amend the Decree on the Supervision of Market Conduct FMSA as a result of the implementation of the Consumer Credit Directive (2008/48/EC) ("Decree") was published in the Bulletin of Acts and Decrees on 1 June 2011.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
The EU Directive on credit agreements for consumers (2008/48/EC) has been implemented in the Netherlands. The implementation act ("Act") entered into force on 25 May 2011.
De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek N.V.
In Lidl SNC v Vierzon Distribution SA before the European Court of Justice, Lidl argued that Vierzon’s advertisement comparing prices was misleading.
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