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Revised Payment Services Directive
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 22 2016

The Revised Payment Services Directive (the Directive) came into effect on 12 January 2016. The revised Directive updates the current EU framework on


Market Abuse Update January 2016
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom, USA
  • January 13 2016

In September, the European Securities and Markets Authority (ESMA) published the final draft of its technical standards for the Market Abuse


Rome II Regulation - harmonisation of approach to the applicable law in tort
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • June 13 2008

The Rome II Regulation on the law applicable to non contractual obligations (EU Council Regulation (EC) No. 8642007) will apply in all member states other than Denmark from 11th January 2009


IT & Outsourcing e-bulletin - December 2015
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • December 8 2015

In a recent Supreme Court decision, the rule on penalties in English law has in effect been re-written. The court found that the underlying rationale


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
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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 products update - Summer 2013
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • United Kingdom, Asia-Pacific, European Union
  • July 16 2013

Welcome to our Global Consumer Products Sector Update - a publication which highlights some key recent legal issues affecting consumer products


Consumers that cancel distance contracts to be reimbursed initial delivery costs
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • May 13 2010

The ECJ has confirmed that consumers should be reimbursed for any initial delivery costs on cancellation of a distance contract


UK opts into the Brussels regulation negotiations
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • April 19 2011

On 14 December the European Commission published its proposals for significant changes to the Council Regulation (EC) No 442001 on jurisdiction and the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters (Brussels Regulation


European contract law consultation closes: where next?
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • February 16 2011

On 1 July 2010 the European Commission published a Green Paper on policy options for progress towards a European Contract Law for consumers and businesses


Rome I Regulation - Commission decision on UK request
  • Herbert Smith Freehills LLP
  • European Union, United Kingdom
  • 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