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Government response to proposal for a common European sales law

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • November 15 2012

The Government Response to the European Commission’s proposal for a Common European Sales Law (“CESL”), which was published on Tuesday (13 November), has concluded that there are fundamental flaws in both the principle and the practical operation of the CESL

A consumer cannot be told he has already won a prize if he has to incur any cost to claim that prize

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • October 31 2012

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued a judgment clarifying the interpretation of provisions in the Unfair Consumer Practices Directive that relate to commercial practices that involve giving a consumer the false impression that he has won a prize when the consumer is required to make a payment or incur a cost in order to claim that prize

Consumer goods update October 2012

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, Indonesia, Myanmar, United Kingdom
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  • October 9 2012

Welcome to our consumer goods sector update a publication which highlights some key recent legal issues affecting consumer goods businesses

Is the Common European Sales Law too hard a sell?

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • June 20 2012

At the end of February 2012, the UK Government launched a consultation on the European Commission’s proposed Common European Sales Law (the “CESL”), issuing a ‘Call for Evidence’ from interested UK individuals and organisations

General counsel update: 31 May 2012

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • Argentina, China, European Union, Hong Kong, Singapore, Spain, United Kingdom
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  • May 31 2012

This is the twenty-ninth in our series of General Counsel Updates which aim to summarise major developments in key areas

Advocate General's opinion in a case referred to the Court of Justice of the EU is that marketing and labelling of wine that suggests a temporary beneficial effect in relation to digestion is unlawful

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, Germany
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  • April 2 2012

The Advocate General has given his Opinion in relation to questions referred to the Court of Justice of the EU, arising from a dispute over whether the marketing and labelling of wine that referred to the wine having reduced acidity amounted to a health claim

Substance behind the sales pitch? UK Government calls for evidence on proposed EU Contract Law

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • March 30 2012

The Ministry of Justice has published a call for evidence in relation to the European Commission’s proposals for a Common European Sales Law

Consumer goods: update

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • China, European Union, Indonesia, Netherlands, United Kingdom
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  • February 29 2012

The Ministry of Commerce People’s Republic of China’s (“MOFCOM”) prohibition of CocaCola’s proposed acquisition of Huiyuan in 2009 generated significant controversy and prompted a fear that the Anti-Monopoly Law could be used to prevent foreign-multinational companies from acquiring well-known Chinese brands and businesses

Eurozone crisis the corporate perspective

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 27 2012

2012 has begun with continued uncertainty surrounding the future of the Eurozone and the possibility that the year ahead will see the withdrawal of one or more countries from the euro

Preview of 2012

  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • January 12 2012

2012 will herald some significant changes to the legal arena, notably in the corporate area in relation to the Prospectus Directive, board diversity and corporate governance and reporting; in dispute resolution in relation to the Government's reforms to the civil litigation costs and funding regime; and in energy, real estate and construction areas where there are major changes to the carbon reduction commitment energy efficiency scheme, changes to the energy performance certificates regime; and also the establishment of the Green Investment Bank