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House of Commons objects to proposed Common European Sales Law

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 3 2012

The House of Commons has objected to the proposed Regulation to introduce a Common European Sales Law on the basis that it does not comply with the principle of subsidiarity

Proposed optional Common European Sales Law

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • November 1 2011

On 11 October the European Commission published its proposed Regulation on a Common European Sales Law, aimed at facilitating cross-border transactions in the EU

Further developments on European Contract Law reform

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • June 6 2011

In our e-bulletin dated 16 February we reported on the European Commission's Green Paper on policy options for progress towards a European Contract Law, which set out a number of options including its favoured proposal for the creation of an "optional instrument" of European contract law

Advocate General opinion: no legal professional privilege for in-house lawyers in EU competition investigations

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • June 7 2010

In the EU competition law context, the Advocate General's opinion in Akzo Nobel Chemicals Ltd v Commission of the European Communities (Akzo) was published on 29 April 2010

Update on Rome I and the 2007 Lugano Convention

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union
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  • January 29 2010

Rome I Regulation EC No 5932008 on the law applicable to contractual obligations (Rome I) came into effect on 17 December 2009 and applies in all EU Member States (except Denmark which has opted out) to contracts entered into on or after 17 December 2009

Parties cannot avoid Commercial Agents Regulations by choice of non-EU law and arbitration

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 29 2010

In Accentuate v Asigra 2009 EWHC 2655 (QB) the English High Court held it had jurisdiction to hear a claim for compensation under the Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993, even though the relevant agreement was subject to a choice of Canadian law and arbitration and the Canadian arbitral tribunal had already ruled against the claim

Privilege and in-house lawyers ECJ ruling on intervenors

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 25 2009

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has refused permission for various bodies, including the Law Society of England & Wales, the American Bar Association and the Association of General Counsel and Company Secretaries of the FTSE 100 (the GC100), to intervene in the appeal to the ECJ in the long-running Akzo Nobel case

Rome I Regulation - Commission decision on UK request

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 25 2009

In 2006 the UK notified the European Commission that it intended to opt out of the Rome I Regulation (5932008EC) on the law applicable to contractual obligations