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EFTA Court Judgment On Limitation Period For Damages Claims
The EFTA Court found that the principle of equivalence dictates that national procedural law must remain neutral in relation to the origin of the rights invoked.
European Union
7 Nov 2018
New European Commission Proposal For Directive On Collective Representative Actions
On 11 April 2018, the European Commission (the "Commission") published a new proposal on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers ...
European Union
16 Jul 2018
ECJ Rules On Validity Of Investor-State Dispute Settlement Clauses In Intra-EU Bilateral Investment Treaty
The proceedings were initiated on the basis of the Czechoslovakia-Netherlands BIT.
European Union
2 May 2018
Court Of Justice Of European Union Rules On Jurisdiction Clauses In Pan-European Contracts
A few months later, Malcon learnt that an amicable settlement had been reached by Iraq and BBT.
European Union
12 Sep 2017
Court Of Justice Rules That Flemish Language Decree Violates EU Law On Free Movement Of Goods
On 21 June 2016, the Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "ECJ") handed down a judgment in response to a request for a preliminary ruling from the Ghent Commercial Court...
13 Jul 2016
European Commission Proposes E-Commerce Package
The Proposed Regulations implement, in part, the Digital Single Market Strategy which the Commission adopted on 6 May 2015.
European Union
13 Jul 2016
Advocate General Court Of Justice Of European Union Confirms Validity Of Prohibition On Price Reductions For Tobacco Products
The supermarket chain had sold tobacco products at a unit price below the price indicated on the revenue stamp affixed by the manufacturer or importer and had applied several types of discounts to tobacco products.
European Union
13 May 2016
Court Of Appeal Permits Repackaging Of Parallel Import Pharmaceuticals
On 14 September 2015, the Court of Appeal of Mons permitted parallel imported pharmaceutical products to be repackaged and sold in package sizes that are predominant on the Belgian market.
16 Nov 2015
European Commission Rejects Antitrust Complaint Concerning Ban On Rotary Valves In Motorcar And Motorcycle Racing Engines
Between 1993 and 2008, BRV had been contracted to collaborate with a number of vehicle engine manufacturers for the purpose of equipping Formula One and MotoGP engines with rotary valve technology.
European Union
11 Apr 2012
Report On REACH Regulation Enforcement Efforts: Overwhelming Number Of Companies Still Failing To Comply
Towards end-2011, the EU's Forum for Exchange of Information on Enforcement published a Facts Report on the Coordinated Forum REACH Enforcement Project.
European Union
14 Mar 2012
GMO Fears Lead To Controversial EU Court Ruling
Europe’s relationship with GMO crops has traditionally been a very stormy one, to say the least.
European Union
10 Nov 2011
Reforms To EU’s GSP Scheme Discussed In European Parliament Trade Committee
A Working Document issued on 28 September 2011 by the European Parliament’s Committee on International Trade provides insight on proposed amendments to the EU’s Generalised System of Preferences (the GSP scheme).
European Union
8 Nov 2011
Classification Of Footwear, Infant Safety Seat Base And Some Electronic Goods Helps Clarify Application Of Customs Duties
On 2 to 4 August 2011, the EU’s Official Journal published a number of regulations that regulations concern the classification of goods in the EU’s Combined Nomenclature (CN), in order to ensure a uniform application of customs treatment in respect of these goods throughout the Union.
European Union
6 Oct 2011
WTO Confirms Chinese Victory In Fasteners Trade Dispute
The World Trade Organisation (WTO) Appellate Body has upheld the findings of a WTO panel which declared that the European Union’s basic anti-dumping laws are partially incompatible with global trade rules.
European Union
9 Sep 2011
Updated Guidance Issued Laying Out Important Clarifications For Chemicals In Articles That Are Sold To European Customers
On 29 June 2011, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) issued a helpful shortened version of the guidance documents on the requirements for substances in articles, which are laid out in the REACH Regulation.
22 Aug 2011
European Commission Proposes Recasting of the Brussels I Regulation
On 14 December 2010, the European Commission adopted a proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (the "Proposal").
20 Jan 2011
VBB on Competition Law
The OFT’s decision follows a judgment of the EU General Court of 6 July 2010 in which the Court found that Ryanair’s minority shareholding in Aer Lingus did not give rise to a situation of "control" for the purposes of EU merger control law and that the European Commission consequently did not have the power to require Ryanair to divest its minority shareholding (see, VBB on Competition Law, Volume 2010, No. 7).
10 Jan 2011
Belgian Business Law
Belgium offers businesses a uniquely central location at the hub of European trade and the heart of European decision-making. Situated close to France, Germany, The Netherlands, and the United Kingdom, Belgium is ideally located to offer local and international businesses access to the most densely populated area in Europe.
6 Dec 2010
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