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Jurisdiction clause and tacit prorogation of jurisdiction in international litigation

Article Date: 25-04-2016
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The Court of Justice delivered on 17 March 2016 its ruling in case C-175/15, Taser International Inc. v SC Gate 4 Business SRL, Cristian Mircea Anastasiu which is about Brussels I (Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments... [Read All]

The European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters: good work, but should improve

Article Date: 18-04-2016
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The Commission published on 10 March 2016 a report on the activities of the European Judicial Network in civil and commercial matters (COM/2016/0129 final). The overall assessment is positive as the Commission observes that the Network has provided substantial support for efficient judicial coopera... [Read All]

The process for withdrawing from the European Union as seen by the UK Government

Article Date: 11-04-2016
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The UK Government released in February 2016 a paper entitled ‘The process for withdrawing from the European Union’. The forthcoming referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union may turn out to be in favour of a Brexit according to the latest survey (The Observer, 3 Apri... [Read All]

Employers may be allowed to monitor private chat messages of their employees says the ECHR

Article Date: 28-03-2016
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The European Court of Human Rights’ (ECHR) decision early this year on a labour dispute brought by a Romanian employee (Mr. Barbulescu) made it to the headlines of many newspapers and tabloids around Europe: Mr. Barbulescu had been fired for having used the company’s Internet for persona... [Read All]

The protection of consumers in orders for payment

Article Date: 21-03-2016
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The Court of justice delivered on 18 February 2016 its judgment in case C‑49/14, Finanmadrid EFC SA v Jesús Vicente Albán Zambrano, María Josefa García Zapata, Jorge Luis Albán Zambrano, Miriam Elisabeth Caicedo Merino, which is about proceedings against the defe... [Read All]

26 countries agreed on distribution key for Unitary patent

Article Date: 14-03-2016
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The EU Commission stated on 17 November 2015 that a major roadblock on the path to a European unitary patent was cleared when 26 EU countries reached an agreement on the distribution of revenues. It explained that although the mechanism for the patent was agreed back in 2012, the fee structure and t... [Read All]

European judicial training 2015 report

Article Date: 07-03-2016
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At the end of 2015, the European Commission published the European judicial training 2015 report, an assessment of the progress made toward reaching the 2020 judicial training targets the European Commission has set in its Building trust in EU-wide justice, a new dimension to European judicial train... [Read All]

The Future Civil Courts Structure in England and Wales

Article Date: 29-02-2016
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The interim report of Lord Justice Briggs’ Civil Courts Structure Review has been published on 12 January 2016. One of the key points of the report is the creation of an Online Court. LJ Briggs believes that “there is a clear and pressing need to create an Online Court for claims up to &... [Read All]

Establishing common minimum standards for civil procedure in the EU - the legal basis

Article Date: 22-02-2016
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The Committee on Legal Affairs of the European Parliament has released on 21 December 2015 a working document on establishing common minimum standards for civil procedure in the European Union – the legal basis (Rapporteur: MEP Emil Radev). The working document states that the f... [Read All]

The Court of Justice on Article 6(2) Brussels I

Article Date: 15-02-2016
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The Court of Justice delivered on 21 January 2016 its judgment in case C 521/14, SOVAG — Schwarzmeer und Ostsee Versicherungs-Aktiengesellschaft v If Vahinkovakuutusyhtiö Oy, which is about Brussels I (Council Regulation (EC) No 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognit... [Read All]
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