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Van Bael & Bellis
On 28 July 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that a standard choice of law clause in favour of the law of the EU Member State in which the seller or supplier is established, is unfair.
Peeters
The new Act on Market Practices and Consumer Protection has been published and came into force on 12 may 2010. This act replaces the Trade Practices Act of 14 July 1991.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 21 May 2011, the Official Journal published Commission Regulation 494/2011 which extends the current ban on the presence of cadmium in products to cover articles made of plastic materials, articles of jewellery, and brazing. sticks
Van Bael & Bellis
On 24 March 2011, the European Parliament approved in plenary session a series of amendments to the draft Directive on Consumer Rights (the "Directive") (See, this Newsletter, Volume 2008, No. 10, p. 4 and Volume 2011, No. 1, p. 5).
Van Bael & Bellis
On 30 November 2010, Ms Liesbeth Van der Auwera of the Flemish Christian-Democratic Party (CD&V) introduced a Bill in the Chamber of Representatives to amend the Law of 6 April 2010 on Market Practices and Consumer Protection (the "Law") in view of combating misleading business directories
Van Bael & Bellis
On 29 May 2017, the European Commission (the "Commission") published the final report on the results of its review of EU consumer law (the "Fitness Check"), which was initiated in January 2016.
Van Bael & Bellis
The opposite interpretation would deprive consumers from the protection granted by the Consumer Sales Directive.
Van Bael & Bellis
The request was made in the context of a dispute between Ms Froukje Faber and a garage called Autobedrijf Hazet Ochten BV.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 4 June 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "ECJ") ruled on a request for a preliminary ruling from the German Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) regarding the misleading labelling of foodstuffs...
Van Bael & Bellis
On 15 January 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") further strengthened the protection of consumers when booking flights online.
Van Bael & Bellis
The ECJ was asked to rule on preliminary questions submitted by the Lithuanian Supreme Court in the context of a dispute between Ms `iba and her former lawyer, Mr Devėnas.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 11 August 2014, the European Commission made public a letter that it had sent on 23 July 2014 to six international car rental companies operating in all EU Member States.
Van Bael & Bellis
The European Commission reported on the changes that Internet platform providers Apple and Google have proposed in response to consumer law problems.
Van Bael & Bellis
Moreover, the ECJ indicated that even settled case-law of a Member State cannot achieve the clarity and precision needed to satisfy the requirement of legal certainty.
Van Bael & Bellis
The Court of Justice of the European Union responded to a preliminary question relating to unfair consumer contract terms (Case C-226/12, Constructora Principado SA v. José Ignacio Menéndez Álvarez).
Van Bael & Bellis
On 17 October 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "ECJ") ruled on a preliminary reference from a German court concerning the interpretation of Article 15(1)(c) of Regulation (EC) 44/2001 of 22 December 2000 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (the "Brussels Regulation") (ECJ, case C-218/12, Lokman Emrek v. Vlado Sabranovic).
Van Bael & Bellis
By order of 7 March 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled on a preliminary reference from the Ghent Commercial Court.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 14 March 2013, the European Commission published a Communication on the application of Directive 2005/29/EC of 11 May 2005 on unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 6 December 2012, the European Commission published the results of an EU-wide screening of websites selling games, books, videos and music which can be downloaded to a computer or mobile device.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 5 July 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") handed down a judgment on a reference for a preliminary ruling from the Oberlandesgericht Wien (Austria) concerning the interpretation of Article 5 (1) of Directive 97/7/EC of 20 May 1997 on the protection of consumers in respect of distance contracts ("Distance Selling Directive") (ECJ, case C-49/11, Content Services Ltd v. Bundesarbeitskammer).
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Van Bael & Bellis
On 28 July 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that a standard choice of law clause in favour of the law of the EU Member State in which the seller or supplier is established, is unfair.
Van Bael & Bellis
The request was made in the context of a dispute between Ms Froukje Faber and a garage called Autobedrijf Hazet Ochten BV.
Van Bael & Bellis
On 4 June 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "ECJ") ruled on a request for a preliminary ruling from the German Supreme Court (Bundesgerichtshof) regarding the misleading labelling of foodstuffs...
Van Bael & Bellis
The opposite interpretation would deprive consumers from the protection granted by the Consumer Sales Directive.
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