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New legislation regarding compensation for damages in competition law – part two

New legislation regarding compensation for damages in competition law – part two

In part two of this article we focus on further aspects of new legislation introduced by the new Act No. 262/2017 Coll., on compensation for damages connected with competition law, which became effective in the Czech Republic as of 1st September 2017. Presumption of damage caused by a cartel The ... Read More »

New legislation regarding compensation for damages in competition law – part one

New legislation regarding compensation for damages in competition law – part one

As of 1st September 2017 the new Act No. 262/2017 Coll., on compensation for damages connected with competition law, became effective in the Czech Republic. The new Act implements the Directive 2014/104/EU1 (the implementation period elapsed on 26th December 2016!) aimed to unify fundamental principles of enforcement of compensation of ... Read More »

Car advertising still under scrutiny from the Dutch Advertising Code Committee

Car advertising still under scrutiny from the Dutch Advertising Code Committee

Advertisements for car makes are under the continued scrutiny from the Dutch Advertising Code Committee (Reclame Code Commissie or RCC). This is important news for communication, consultancy and advertising agencies. Like the car makes, they too have to take advertising law into account continuously. Over-promising In 2015, the Dutch Advertising ... Read More »

Factors to be borne in mind when including standard terms and conditions in international legal transactions

Factors to be borne in mind when including standard terms and conditions in international legal transactions

Every day, countless purchase agreements are concluded around the world, between parties from different countries. To harmonise the rules applicable to those purchase agreements, many countries have signed up to the UN Sales Convention (CISG). There are currently 84 signatory countries, ranging from Albania to Zambia. The Netherlands and Germany ... Read More »

Computer Programmers and the H-1B Visa

Computer Programmers and the H-1B Visa

The H-1B visa is designed to be for professional, “specialty” occupations. Specialty occupations require the “theoretical and practical application of a body of highly specialized knowledge,” and require the attainment of a bachelor’s or higher degree in the specific specialty (or its equivalent) as a minimum for entry into the ... Read More »

The European Court of Justice has ruled on unfair commercial practices that took place after consumer agreements were entered into

The European Court of Justice has ruled on unfair commercial practices that took place after consumer agreements were entered into

In the European Union member states are required to provide national legislation that prohibits a trader to acts unfairly towards a consumer if he carries out commercial practices that are not in line with the required competence and care requirements. According to the law, each act, omission, behaviour, representation of ... Read More »

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