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Global antitrust litigation: a brave new world

European Union - January 12 2015 The EU Damages Directive will act as a catalyst for damages actions across Europe, particularly because it introduces a rebuttable presumption of...

Jon Lawrence, Onno Brouwer, Michael Lacovara.


The EU antitrust damages Directive - a reality at last

European Union - November 10 2014 Today the EU Damages Directive has been formally adopted by the Council of the European Union. Further information about the Directive is available...

Jon Lawrence, Onno Brouwer.


Company fined for pressure selling

United Kingdom - October 25 2010 A company has been fined for using aggressive and high-pressure tactics to sell adjustible beds....

Andrew Austin, John Blain.


Newswatch

European Union - October 25 2010 Europe's monthly RAPEX alert system reports have shown a consistency in the number of notifications; an average of 170 per month....

Andrew Austin, John Blain.


ECJ rules on application of fairness test to essential contract terms

Spain, European Union - October 25 2010 The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has recently ruled, in the context of proceedings between a Spanish bank and a Spanish banking services user association, that member states are free to adopt or keep national laws on the fairness of essential contract terms that are stricter that the rules laid down by the Directive on unfair terms in consumer contracts (9313EEC)....

Andrew Austin, John Blain.