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The UK is working towards bringing the Unified Patent Court into operation as soon as possible

Article Date: 20-02-2017
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The UK government confirmed on 28 November 2016 it is proceeding with preparations to ratify the Unified Patent Court Agreement. The aim is to enable British businesses to protect and enforce their patent rights across Europe in a more streamlined way – with a single patent and through a sing... [Read All]

Early disclosure of business crisis in Italy: the early warning indicator does exist, it does work, it is not used

Article Date: 13-02-2017
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When a company begins to show signs of crisis, all parties involved are trying to sweep the dust under the carpet. Yet in Italy a warning system for financial crisis, especially thought for small and medium enterprises, exists, it works, but it is not used. It is the RATING that banks give to all po... [Read All]

The Hague Securities Convention will enter into force on 1 April 2017

Article Date: 06-02-2017
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The United States of America ratified on 15 December 2016 The Hague Convention of 5 July 2006 on the Law Applicable to Certain Rights in Respect of Securities held with an Intermediary. It is a significant step for the Convention as it means that it will now enter into force, on 1 April 2017. The US... [Read All]

The CJEU on Article 5.3 Brussels I

Article Date: 30-01-2017
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The Court of justice delivered on 21 December 2016 its judgment in case C‑618/15 (Concurrence SARL v Samsung Electronics France SAS, Amazon Services Europe Sàrl). The facts are the following. Concurrence is active in the retail of consumer electronics, trading through a shop located in Pari... [Read All]

The characterization of the abrupt termination of an established business relationship under Brussels I

Article Date: 27-12-2016
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The Court of justice delivered on 14 July 2016 its judgment in Case C 196/15, Granarolo SpA v Ambrosi Emmi France SA, which is about Brussels I (Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters). ... [Read All]

Estonia, 17th Member State to participate in Rome III

Article Date: 19-12-2016
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Commission Decision (EU) 2016/1366 of 10 August 2016 confirming the participation of Estonia in enhanced cooperation in the area of the law applicable to divorce and legal separation was published over the summer (OJEU, L 216, 11.8.2016, p. 23). Estonia will join, as of 11 February 2018, the 16... [Read All]

Final report into the structure of Civil Courts in England and Wales

Article Date: 12-12-2016
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Lord Justice Briggs delivered its final report into the structure of Civil Courts in July 2016 (Civil Courts Structure Review: Final Report). The report makes a series of recommendations intended to inform the current programme of wider court modernisation being undertaken by HM Courts and Trib... [Read All]

AG’s opinion on the late payment directive

Article Date: 05-12-2016
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Advocate General Bobek delivered on 28 July 2016 its opinion in case C 256/15, Drago Nemec v Republika Slovenija, which is about the first late payment Directive (Directive 2000/35/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 June 2000 on combating late payment in commercial transactions).... [Read All]

The end of the Civil Service Tribunal

Article Date: 28-11-2016
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The Civil Service Tribunal was dissolved on 1 September 2016. It was composed of seven Judges appointed by the Council for a renewable period of six years. It sat in Chambers of three Judges or, whenever the difficulty or importance of the questions of law warranted it, as a full court. It had juris... [Read All]

The UK Supreme Court and cross-border accidents

Article Date: 21-11-2016
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On 3 August 2016, the UK Supreme Court delivered its judgment in Moreno v The Motor Insurers’ Bureau, [2016] UKSC 52. The facts were the following. On 17 May 2011, Ms Tiffany Moreno, a United Kingdom resident, was on holiday in Greece. Walking along the verge of a road, she was struck fro... [Read All]
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