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The EU's new Credit Servicers Directive is well on its way to becoming a reality. As part of the process, the European Parliament's ECON committee recently published two reports...
Hogan Lovells
Today representatives of EU member states agreed on a mutual position regarding the Commission's Proposal for a Directive on representative actions.
Clyde & Co
On 6 July 2017 the Court of Justice of the EU delivered a judgment clarifying two issues arising in connection with the provisions relating to air fares in EU Regulation 1008/2008 ...
Morrison & Foerster LLP
Berlin is becoming the Continent’s top start-up destination
Hogan Lovells
The Federal Government has drafted a bill to amend the German Act on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Consumer Matters (Gesetz über die alternative Streitbeilegung in Verbrauchersachen – Verbraucherstreitbeilegungsgesetz – "VSBG"), ...
Herbert Smith Freehills
Fuelled by revelations consequent of the Volkswagen diesel emissions technology cases, the German legislator hastily introduced a new law on Model Declaratory Action (Musterfeststellungsklage).
SKW Schwarz
Der Senior Vice President arbeitet in New York, der Kollege, mit dem man an einem neuen Projekt arbeitet, hat sein Büro in London und der Geschäftspartner am anderen
Hogan Lovells
But what is 3D-printing? Simply put, it is a machine that builds an object out of base materials by successively stacking thin layers of the materials in accordance
Van Bael & Bellis
On appeal, the Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf increased the fines imposed on the companies involved in the infringement.
Mayer Brown
On 1 November 2018, a new legislation enabling model declaratory actions on behalf of consumers against companies came into force.
SKW Schwarz
Nach dem Produkthaftungsrecht in der Europäischen Union haften Hersteller von Produkten verschuldensunabhängig, wenn ein Produkt unsicher ist und dies zu einer Verletzung bestimmter Rechtsgüter führt ...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
In 2016, the Plaintiff initiated court proceedings against a major German online retailer
SKW Schwarz
An amendment to purchasing law entered into effect on January 1, 2018. If products sold are defective, the seller now has to reimburse the cost of dismantling the defective item ...
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The German Federal Cartel Office ("FCO") has launched a sector inquiry into "online price comparison websites."
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
According to a press release of the Federation of German Consumer Organisations (Verbraucherzentrale Bundesverband; ‘vzbv') dated 19 July 2017, the German Federal Supreme Court (‘FSC')...
With the entry into force of the new Unterlassungsklagengesetz on February 24, 2016 consumer protection and other qualified associations are allowed to send warning letters or to sue companies that breach data protection law.
On December 17, 2015, the German Parliament passed a new act which permits consumer protection associations, industry and commerce chambers or other approved business associations to file privacy class actions.
Jones Day
Germany has implemented both Directive 85/374/EEC of July 25, 1985, and Directive 2001/95/EC of December 3, 2001.
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