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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, Michael Lacovara, Onno Brouwer.

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.

New consumer product safety bill published

Canada - October 25 2010 Canadian legislature has introduced a new draft consumer product safety bill into parliament, following the failure of a 2009 bill.

Andrew Austin, John Blain.

ECJ rules on application of fairness test to essential contract terms

European Union, Spain - 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 (93/13/EEC).

Andrew Austin, John Blain.

Australian Consumer Law set to come into force

Australia - October 25 2010 The new Australian Consumer Law will sortly come into force, replacing 17 federal and state acts to create a single national law for consumer product safety.

Andrew Austin, John Blain.