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Towards an amended European small claims procedure

Members of the European Parliament and the Latvian Presidency of the Council agreed on 23rd June 2015 on the reform of the European Small Claims Procedure instituted by Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 July 2007 establishing a European Small Claims Procedure (press release from the Parliament). On 29 June the Permanent Representatives Committee (Coreper) approved, on behalf of the Council, the compromise reached (press release from the Council). Th... [Read All]

Since 1st July 2015, Luxembourg holds the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. It published its programme: “A Union for the citizens Priorities of the Luxembourg Presidency”. I...
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The UK has implemented Directive 2011/7/EU of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 February 2011 on combating late payment in commercial transactions on time, even if at the last minute (L...
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In a speech entitled “What does a one nation justice policy look like?”, the Justice Secretary Michael Gove outlined on 23rd June 2015 the justice policy of the new UK Government (the refe...
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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 ...
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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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Post Date: 24-08-2015 - Article Date: 24-08-2015
Members of the European Parliament and the Latvian Presidency of the Council agreed on 23rd June 2015 on the reform of the European Small Claims Procedure instituted by Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 July 2007 establishing a European Small Claims Proc... [Read All] - Comments (0)
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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: 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)