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EU political update 18 - 22 May 2015
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union
  • May 19 2015

On 12 May 2015, the General Court of the European Union (the 'General Court') ruled that there is a general presumption that the release by the


Another knock for unilateral jurisdiction clauses in Europe
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union, France
  • May 18 2015

Unilateral, or one-sided, jurisdiction clauses are common in financial agreements. Typically, they provide that the borrower can sue the finance


Supreme Court decides Olympic Airlines case and the meaning of establishment for European regulation on insolvency
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union
  • May 12 2015

On 29 April the English Supreme Court declined an appeal by The Trustees of a pension scheme in relation to Olympic Airlines SA, the former


EU political update: 11 - 15 May 2015
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union
  • May 11 2015

On 6 May 2015, the European Commission published its detailed strategy to create a digital single market (the 'Digital Single Market Strategy'). The


European court provides insights into defences available to defeat insolvency challenges
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union
  • April 23 2015

In the recent case of Lutz 2015 EU ECJ C-57713, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) provided useful guidance on when a creditor or third party's


Newsletter: contracts - distribution - consumer law: legal watch (January 2015)
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union
  • March 20 2015

A European Union directive was adopted on 26 November 2014 relating to certain rules governing actions for damages for offences against Competition


The battle over Strasbourg: the protection of human rights across Europe has suffered a setback, thanks to the Court of Justice of the European Union by Michel Petite
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union
  • March 18 2015

On 18 December 2014 and for the second time in 10 years the Court of Justice in Luxembourg delivered a negative opinion on the draft agreement


Inside information: what is 'precise' has just become more uncertain
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union
  • March 16 2015

The EU market abuse regime regulates the misuse of non-public price-sensitive information which is of a "precise nature" (inside information). To be


The CJEU on the interpretation of the Specific Mechanism
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union
  • February 24 2015

Introduction On 12 February 2015, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") delivered its decision in Merck Canada v Sigma Pharmaceuticals


EU political update: 9 - 13 February 2015
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union
  • February 9 2015

On 5 February 2015, political group leaders of the European Parliament made the decision to propose a special committee dealing with tax rulings by