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Online traders take note: the EU Commission’s online dispute resolution platform

Online traders take note: the EU Commission’s online dispute resolution platform

Online dispute resolution platform Regulation (EU) No. 524/2013 on online dispute resolution for consumer disputes has directly applied in all EU Member States, including Germany, since January 2016. The Regulation applies only to online trade with consumers by companies headquartered in Europe (i.e. not in Switzerland, China or the USA). ... Read More »

EU referendum (should we stay or should we go?) – Employment implications

EU referendum (should we stay or should we go?) – Employment implications

On Thursday, 23rd June 2016, the public will determine whether the United Kingdom remains in the European Union. A lot has been written and said by the ‘Brexit’ and ‘Bremain’ camps about the impact of that decision, most recently by the US President. However, casting political allegiances aside, what could ... Read More »

A commercial agent’s entitlement to indemnity: can this really be excluded?

A commercial agent’s entitlement to indemnity: can this really be excluded?

In Europe, commercial agent legislation is based on a uniform European directive (86/653/EEC) and is therefore largely harmonised and enshrined in law. The Directive provides for mandatory implementation by national law of some provisions in the respective national law, i.e. principal and commercial agent cannot deviate from this. Contractual agreements ... Read More »

The Commission takes action against geoblocking

The Commission takes action against geoblocking

One of the essential characteristics of the European Union is the internal market, where the free movement of persons, goods and services is a priority. Among other things, the European Commission supervises the internal market and takes action against infringements of the aforementioned freedoms. In my earlier article European Commission: ... Read More »

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding

Until now, many doubts have arisen about the lawfulness and the regulation of crowdfunding in Denmark. Especially regulation of the platforms, which contribute and assist the companies in raising capital towards a funding target, have raised many unanswered questions. However, the Danish Ministry of Business and Growth’s report from May ... Read More »

Legal Notice 22 of 2015 – Merchant Shipping (Ships Eligible for Registration) (Amendment) Regulations, 2015

Legal Notice 22 of 2015 – Merchant Shipping (Ships Eligible for Registration) (Amendment) Regulations, 2015

Legal Notice 22 of 2015 introduced an amendment to the definition of international owners of Ships Eligible for Registration under Subsidiary Legislation 234.23 (‘the regulation’) and its provisions for ownership of a Maltese ship. The definition of an individual international owner previously only included citizens of the European Union not ... Read More »

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