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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]

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]

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]

Report on the application of the 2008 Mediation Directive

Article Date: 07-11-2016
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The European Commission released its report on the application of Directive 2008/52/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council on certain aspects of mediation in civil and commercial matters (COM(2016) 542 final, 26 August 2016 ).  The key point is that, according to the European Com... [Read All]

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]

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]

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]

A time-limit calculated from the day following the publication of a law breaches the Directive on unfair terms

Article Date: 01-02-2016
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The Court of Justice delivered on 29 October 2015 its judgment in case C‑8/14, BBVA SA, formerly Unnim Banc SA, v Pedro Peñalva López, Clara López Durán, Diego Fernández Gabarro. The Court found a provision of national enforcement law, which imposes a time-l... [Read All]
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