Mondaq Europe: Consumer Protection
Shearman & Sterling LLP
On November 9, 2018, ESMA announced that it proposes to renew the prohibition on the marketing, distribution or sale of binary options to retail clients for a further three months from January 2, 2019
Jones Day
During the 2018 Paris Motor Show, consumers and professionals had the chance to see the most recent models of autonomous and connected vehicles.
Mayer Brown
On 1 November 2018, a new legislation enabling model declaratory actions on behalf of consumers against companies came into force.
SKW Schwarz
Nach dem Produkthaftungsrecht in der Europäischen Union haften Hersteller von Produkten verschuldensunabhängig, wenn ein Produkt unsicher ist und dies zu einer Verletzung bestimmter Rechtsgüter führt ...
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) recently published a strategy paper presenting its views on consumer protection in the digital age.
KCG Partners Law Firm
The EU Commission and consumer authorities warned Airbnb (online accommodation marketplace) to align its terms and conditions with EU consumer rules and to be transparent on pricing.
Walkers
Following further debate in the Seanad (the upper house of the Irish parliament) on 18 December 2018, the Consumer Protection (Regulation of Credit Servicing Firms) Amendment Bill 2018 (the "Bill")
Walkers
The sale of non-performing loan ("NPL") books by Irish banks has been the subject of intense political and media scrutiny for a number of years due to the perceived impact of the sales of such loan books on underlying borrowers, particularly consumer and small and medium enterprise ("SME") borrowers.
Walkers
With effect from 29 October 2018, the Credit Reporting Act 2013 (the "CRA 2013") has been amended with the result that the forms of reportable credit under the CRA 2013.
Arthur Cox
The Credit Reporting Act 2013 has been amended to bring hire purchase agreements and similar credit agreements, together with personal contract plans (PCPs), within the scope of the credit reporting regime.
Matheson
The European Commission has recently actively confronted behaviours of large multinationals which it views as threatening the rights of European consumers
ELVINGER HOSS PRUSSEN, société anonyme
"Geo-blocking" designates the problem of customers not being able to buy goods and services from traders located in a different European Union Member State for reasons related to their nationality, place of residence or ...
Mamo TCV Advocates
The market for higher educational institutions in Malta has increased exponentially in recent years.
Jones Day
In December 2018, the Dutch Senate unanimously passed legislation to introduce the international trade chamber of the Court of Amsterdam (Netherlands Commercial Court ("NCC")) and the Amsterdam Court of Appeal ("NCCA").
BTS & Partners
The Draft Regulation sets forth that it shall enter into force within 3 (three) months following its publications date.
Clyde & Co
In Australia, product disclosure has traditionally been the chief means of protecting consumers in the financial services industry.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced that it will hold a series of public hearings examining whether changes in the economy
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
You may have noticed from the emails flooding into your inbox (even in this post-GDPR world) that this Friday 23 November is "Black Friday".
Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP
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The Draft Regulation sets forth that it shall enter into force within 3 (three) months following its publications date.
August Debouzy
Le 17 décembre 2018, la Commission Européenne a infligé une amende de 39 821 000 € à la société de prêt-à-porter Guess pour avoir restreint la publicité en ligne de ses distributeurs ...
Dentons
Datasets processed through AI systems (also "AI Data Lakes") are becoming increasingly popular, with an exponential increase in potential "use cases."
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
On December 10, 2018, Olympus Medical Systems Corporation and a former quality manager at the company pleaded guilty to introducing misbranded medical devices into interstate commerce in violation of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act.
Dentons
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Pinsent Masons LLP
Latest fortnightly round-up of insurance, legal and business developments with analysis and commentary from the insurance team at Pinsent Masons.
Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom (UK) LLP
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced that it will hold a series of public hearings examining whether changes in the economy
Van Bael & Bellis
In October 2018, the German Federal Cartel Office ("FCO") published its fourth paper in the series "Competition and Consumer Protection in the Digital Economy".
Clyde & Co
An increasing body of litigation claiming damages for the effects of manufactured products.
Matheson
As previously discussed by Matheson, the Geo-Blocking Regulation (the "Regulation") has been in force throughout the EU since 3 December 2018.
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