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Changes In Polish Competition Law
On 18 January 2015, a major reform of Polish competition law entered into force.
5 Feb 2015
ECJ Reconfirms Compatibility Of Belgian Opening Hours Legislation With EU Law
The ECJ held that it has no jurisdiction to examine the compatibility of the Belgian opening hours legislation with the principles of equality in the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
20 Jun 2014
ECJ Provides Guidance On Determination Of International Jurisdiction In Civil And Commercial Matters
The Court of Justice of the European Union handed down a judgment on a reference for a preliminary ruling from the Regional Court of Krefeld, Germany.
European Union
16 Apr 2014
/European Union: ECJ Rules On Choice Of Law Clause In Commercial Agency Agreements
On 17 October 2013, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "ECJ") answered a preliminary question from the Belgian Supreme Court in the case of United Antwerp Maritime Agencies NV ("Unamar") vs. Navigation Maritime Bulgare ("NMB") (Case C-184/12).
24 Dec 2013
Piercing Corporate Veil: Directors Personally And Fully Liable For Unpaid Corporate Withholding Taxes While Bankruptcy Procedures Not Yet Final
On 5 September 2013, the Belgian Supreme Court (Hof van Cassatie/Cour de Cassation) confirmed that directors of a limited liability company (naamloze vennootschap/société anonyme) are personally and fully liable for all corporate withholding taxes that remain unpaid by that company.
22 Nov 2013
ECJ Rules On Application Of Misleading And Comparative Advertising Directive To Registration And Use Of Domain Names And Use Of Metatags
The Court of Justice of the European Union recently held that the term "advertising", as defined in Article 2(1) of now repealed Council Directive 84/450/EEC of 10 September 1984 may include the use of (i) a domain name; and (ii) metatags in a website’s metadata.
European Union
6 Aug 2013
ECJ Upholds GC Ruling That Reduction In Subsidiary’s Fine Also Applies To Parent Company Where Appeals Have Common Object
In a recent case, the Court of Justice of the EU ruled that, when the EU courts reduce a fine imposed by the Commission on a subsidiary for an infringement of the EU competition rules, they may also apply the same reduction to the fine imposed jointly and severally on the subsidiary’s parent.
European Union
31 Jan 2013
EU General Court Upholds €20 Million Fine Imposed On Electrabel For Gun-Jumping
On 12 December 2012, the General Court of the European Union handed down a judgment dismissing an appeal by electricity company Electrabel against a European Commission decision to fine it for acquiring control of Compagnie Nationale du Rhone without having received prior approval under the Merger Regulation.
European Union
23 Jan 2013
German Federal Cartel Office Prohibits Hospital Merger, Rejecting Failing Firm Defence
On 5 October 2012, details were published concerning a 5 September 2012 decision by the German Federal Cartel Office prohibiting a proposed merger between two hospitals in Worms.
14 Nov 2012
ECJ Clarifies Rules On Jurisdiction In Relation To Consumer Contracts
The ECJ answered that the possibility for a consumer to bring proceedings before the courts of his EU Member State against a trader domiciled in another EU Member State is not subject to the condition that the contract was concluded at a distance.
European Union
17 Oct 2012
ECJ Allows Cross-Border Conversions Of Companies
On 12 July 2012, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "ECJ") handed down a judgment regarding the interpretation of Articles 49 and 54 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union ("TFEU") in proceedings concerning a cross-border conversion of a company governed by Italian law into a company governed by Hungarian law (ECJ, case C-378/10, VALE Építési kft).
European Union
6 Aug 2012
General Court Issues Judgment On Microsoft Compliance Case
On 27 June 2012, the General Court issued its judgment on an appeal by Microsoft.
4 Jul 2012
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