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Rome II and the proof of foreign law in England and Wales

Article Date: 09-11-2015
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On 3rd July 2015, the Court of Appeal of England and Wales delivered its decision in the case between Lady Christine Brownlie and Four Seasons Holdings Inc. ([2015] EWCA Civ 665), which was about a dramatic traffic accident in Egypt and its consequences. More exactly, the case arose out of an ... [Read All]

The UK Supreme Court’s strict interpretation of the requirement for an Establishment within the Insolvency Regulation

Article Date: 02-11-2015
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A few weeks ago (29th April 2015), the UK Supreme Court delivered its judgment in The Trustees of the Olympic Airlines SA Pension and Life Assurance Scheme v Olympic Airlines SA ([2015] UKSC 27). The UK Supreme Court delivers far less judgments than several other European Supreme Courts so its decis... [Read All]

Threshold to grant an anti-arbitration injunction against proceedings abroad

Article Date: 26-10-2015
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A few weeks ago (8th July 2015), the High Court of Justice (Queen's bench division, Commercial court) delivered its judgment in the case between AmTrust Europe Limited and Trust Risk Group SpA ([2015] EWHC 1927 (Comm)). The Court refused ATEL's application to grant an anti-suit injunction. ... [Read All]

Precontractual liabilities and agreements in England and Wales

Article Date: 05-10-2015
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Chapter 1[1] of: Common Law Contract Law. A Pratical Guide For The Civil Law Lawyer, Steadman Jean and Sprague Steven, Ipsoa, 2015. Precontractual liabilities and agreements in England and Wales Most commercial contracts and agreements, from a simple sale and purchase contract to a complex joint v... [Read All]

Towards an amended European small claims procedure

Article Date: 24-08-2015
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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]

The priorities of the Luxembourg Presidency in the field of justice

Article Date: 17-08-2015
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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”. In the field of justice, here are probably the most important points (p. 16 to 19—we excluded c... [Read All]

Tackling late payment in the United Kingdom: the duty to report on payment practices

Article Date: 10-08-2015
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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 (Late Payment Commercial Debts Regulation 2013 which came into force on 16th March 2013). This country... [Read All]

The future of UK Justice Policy

Article Date: 03-08-2015
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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 reference to a “one nation justice policy” derives from the one-nation programme of Prime Mi... [Read All]

Towards 28 more judges at the General Court and no more Civil Service Tribunal?

Article Date: 27-07-2015
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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 2... [Read All]

The late Payment Directive two years on: delayed effectiveness?

Article Date: 20-07-2015
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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 Parliament and of the Council of 29 June 2000 on combating late payment in commercial transactions.... [Read All]
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