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Leave the EU = leave the UK?

Article Date: 27-06-2016
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The United Kingdom decided on Thursday 23 June 2016 to leave the European Union, with a clear majority of 52%. The consequences will be felt strongly over the months and years to come, both from within the UK (the current UK Prime Minister David Cameron will quit in three months, with the former Lon... [Read All]

Credit agreements and Directive 93/13 on unfair terms in consumer contracts

Article Date: 27-06-2016
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The Court of Justice delivered on 21 April 2016 its judgment in case C‑377/14, Ernst Georg Radlinger, Helena Radlingerová v Finway a.s., which is notably about Council Directive 93/13/EEC of 5 April 1993 on unfair terms in consumer contracts. The facts were the following. In 2011, the ... [Read All]

The Grand Chamber of the ECtHR and Article 34.2 Brussels I

Article Date: 20-06-2016
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The Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights delivered on 23 May 2016 its much awaited judgment in Avotinš v. Latvia (Application no. 17502/07), which relates to the Brussels I Regulation. It held, by sixteen votes to one, that there has been no violation of Article 6 § 1 ECHR... [Read All]

France Télévisions Mediation

Article Date: 13-06-2016
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France Télévisions is the French public national television broadcaster. It consists of several channels : France 1ère, France 2, France 3, France 4, France 5, and France Ô. Television broadcasting involves making choices on a daily basis and disputes may arise. Sever... [Read All]

The French Club of Public Service Mediators

Article Date: 06-06-2016
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The French Club of Public Service Mediators was created in 2002 and includes mediators from government, businesses, communities and institutions in charge of a public service: mediators of the French Federation of Finance Companies ; the Financial Markets Authority ; BNP Paribas for Retail... [Read All]

Insurance Mediation in France

Article Date: 30-05-2016
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Consumer Mediation in the insurance sector has a legislative basis in Article L 112-2 of the Insurance Code which, following Ordinance 2015-1033, requires explicitly insurers to specify in information documents made available to policy-holders the conditions in accordance with which complaints shall... [Read All]

From a 3 years to a 5 years residency requirement for EU citizens who are not British nationals

Regarding living cost support for Higher Education in England

Article Date: 23-05-2016
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The UK Government has now decided to increase the residency requirement from three years to five years for EU nationals before they may claim living cost support for Higher Education, starting in the academic year 2016/17 (Government response to the consultation on extending the eligibility criteria... [Read All]

The Hague Conference explores private international law aspects of surrogacy

Article Date: 16-05-2016
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The Hague Conference on Private International Law published on 25 February 2016 the report of the Experts’ Group on Parentage / Surrogacy, who met the same month. The experts represented 21 States from all regions, including some States of origin as well as some receiving States in relation to... [Read All]

The European Order for Payment and International jurisdiction

Article Date: 09-05-2016
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The Court of justice delivered on 10 March 2016 its judgment in case C‑94/14, Flight Refund Ltd v Deutsche Lufthansa AG, which is about the EOP Regulation (Regulation (EC) No 1896/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 12 December 2006 creating a European order for payment procedure... [Read All]

The Competition and Markets Authority Annual Plan 2016/2017

Article Date: 02-05-2016
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The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) very recently revealed its priorities for 2016/17 (Competition and Markets Authority Annual Plan 2016/17). According to the CMA, it has already, among others, delivered over £1 billion of direct financial benefit for consumers; reviewed more than 14... [Read All]
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