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Governing law not necessarily determined by jurisdiction where employee works

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, Germany, Netherlands
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  • November 13 2013

The European Court of Justice has clarified the rules for determining the governing law of employment contracts in the absence of an express choice

VEAT notices - a safe harbour but not a port in a storm ...

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union
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  • September 24 2014

The recent case of Italian Interior Ministry v Fastweb SpA (Case C-1913) highlights the limited protection that the VEAT notice route can

European Court of Human Rights rules that Austria’s ban on the use of donor egg and sperm does not breach the right to a family life

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • Austria, European Union
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  • December 13 2011

A 17-judge Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights has found by a majority (5 judges dissenting) that Austria’s laws, banning the use of donor egg and sperm in in vitro fertilisation (IVF), do not breach the right to a family life protected by Article 8 of the Convention

European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruling regarding confidentiality of medical records

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union
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  • September 8 2008

The applicant in the case of I v Finland was a nurse working in a specialist eye clinic within a hospital

Europe rules on religion in the workplace

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • February 4 2013

In the recent case of Eweida & Others v UK, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held that the domestic courts had failed to protect Ms Eweida's

Patient matters supply of medicines - NHS permitted under EU law to incentivise money-saving prescribing practices

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • June 14 2010

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled in April in Association of the British pharmaceutical industry (ABPI) v Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) case C-6209) that an incentive scheme operated by certain NHS bodies in England and Wales in a bid to reduce costs relating to prescription medicines did not breach European Union (EU) law

WARF European patent application fails due to embryo destruction

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union
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  • November 27 2008

The Enlarged Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office has today published its decision in the long-awaited case concerning the patentability of human embryonic stem cells (hESCs

Service out of the jurisdiction

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • April 12 2011

With effect from 6 April 2011, CPR 6 and PD 6B are amended to allow the address of a European Lawyer in a European Economic Area (EEA) state or, for a litigant in person, the litigant's normal residence or place of business in the UK or failing that any EEA state as an address for service

Europe delivers verdict on UK religious discrimination law

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union, United Kingdom
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  • May 15 2013

Earlier this year the European Court of Human Rights ruled on four claims against the UK Government brought under Article 9 of the Convention. Ms

Crocked!

  • Mills & Reeve LLP
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  • European Union
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  • August 12 2010

The decision of the OHIM Board of Appeal in Crocs, Inc v Holey Soles Holdings Ltd, Case R 92008-3, emphasises that the successful launch of a design outside the EU (particularly in a country such as the USA) can invalidate any subsequent Community design