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The General Court of the European Union is overloaded. The number of new cases reached an unprecedented level of 912 cases in 2014, from 398 in 2000. Therefore, the number of cases pending before the General Court (1423 cases) rose by nearly 100 compared with 2013 (for the full statistics, see the 2014 report of the Court of Justice of the European Union). This increase appears to be structural and is expected to continue. Despite past efforts, the General Court is not able to cope, in a sustain... [Read All]

Directive 2011/7/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 on combating late payment in commercial transactions (available at ) replaces Directive 2000/35/EC of the European...
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On 23rd April 2015, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales delivered its decision in the case between Chinese company Hin-Pro International Logistics Limited and Chilean company Compania Sud America...
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The High Court of Justice of England and Wales delivered last week its decision in Petter v. EMC Europe Ltd and EMC Corporation (22nd May 2015, [2015] EWHC 1498 QB). Petter is a former senior employe...
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According to the Eurobarometer (2010) some four out of ten European citizens have donated blood just once, while Austria, France, Cyprus, and Greece seem to hold a strong pro-donation quantitative adv...
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On 30th June 2005, the Hague Conference on Private International Law concluded a Convention on Choice of Court Agreements. The EU as a Regional Economic Integration Organisation became a Member of the...
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On 18 March 2015, the Minister of Justice Koen Geens presented his Action Plan for Justice (Plan Justice) to the Belgian Parliament. The Plan starts with a quote from US President Eisenhower: “N...
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Ms Šiba concluded with Mr Devėnas, in his capacity as a lawyer, three standard‑form contracts for the provision of legal services for a fee. The arrangements for payment of fees and the peri...
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Post Date: 05-09-2013 - Article Date: 02-09-2013
The government has announced the national minimum wage rates which will take effect on 1 October 2013. It accepted most of the recommendations of the Low Pay Commission (LPC) with one exception; the LPC had recommended freezing the apprenticeship rate at £2.65 an hour, but the government has ... [Read All] - Comments (0)
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Post Date: 16-02-2015 - Article Date: 16-02-2015
In a recent case, AmTrust Europe Ltd v Trust Risk Group SpA [2014] EWHC 4169 (Comm) (10 December 2014), the Commercial Court considered whether the English court had jurisdiction to grant an injunction in circumstances where the parties had entered into a number of agreements with conflicting jurisd... [Read All] - Comments (0)
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Post Date: 27-09-2012 - Article Date: 22-08-2012
  As it was before, the “composition with creditors” (art. 160, Italian Bankruptcy Act) helped too little the insolvent entrpreneurs. Not to mention the “restructuring agreements” (art. 182bis, I.B.A.). The tools provided by the legislator between 2005 and 2006, were am... [Read All] - Comments (0)