“Dieselgate” before the European Court of Justice (Michael McParland QC writes for Practical Law’s Dispute Resolution Blog)

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“Dieselgate” before the European Court of Justice (Michael McParland QC writes for Practical Law’s Dispute Resolution Blog)


In Verein für Konsumenteninformation (VKI) v Volkswagen AG, the European Court of Justice determined whether the special jurisdiction provisions of article 7(2) of the Brussels I (Recast) Regulation (1215/2012) should be interpreted in a… Read more »

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“Dieselgate” VW’s before the CJEU: No smoke without special tort jurisdiction under the Brussels I Regulation?


The important recent decision in Verein für Konsumenteninformation (“VKI”) v Volkswagen AG (C-343/19) (9 July 2020) (see here) involved an action brought in Austria by an Austrian consumer organisation (VKI)… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Michael McParland QC Date

The EU Response to Covid-19: the New Temporary Framework of State Aid Control


Read Andrea Biondi’s blog post for EU Law Enforcement on the ‘EU Response to Covid-19’ here.

CategoryNews, Articles Author Andrea Biondi Date

Off to Luxembourg again: Anti-Suit Injunctions and a “Right to be Sued” in your own domicile (Part Deux)


I have written previously about the 23 July 2019 decision of Lavender J. in Gray v Hurley [2019] EWHC 1972 (QB), in which the English court was asked by an… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Michael McParland QC Date

VAT in the UK after Brexit – Timothy Lyons QC (Tijdschrift voor Fiscaal Recht (TFR))


Timothy Lyons QC’s article ‘VAT in the UK after Brexit’ has been published in Belgian journal Tijdschrift voor Fiscaal Recht. Please click here to view the article (please note that… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Timothy Lyons QC BL Date

Billing lawyers: Bar Association Fees and Cross-Border Litigation in Europe


On 5 December 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) handed down its judgment in the interesting case of Ordre des avocate du barreau de Dinant v… Read more »

CategoryNews, Articles Author Michael McParland QC Date

“Truck On”: Special jurisdiction in tort for damage claims arising out of cartel price fixing


On 29 July 2019, the CJEU handed down its ruling in Case C-451/18 Tibor-Trans Fuvarozó és Kereskedelmi Kft-v- DAF Trucks NV,  which deals with the important question of where is… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Michael McParland QC Date

Jurisdiction in Construction Disputes involving Cross-Border Fraudulent Transfers of Assets


Debtors often try to make themselves judgment proof by transferring their assets to third parties. Consequently, all EU Member States provide various legal remedies that empower a creditor to ask… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Michael McParland QC Date

The Applicable Law Of Set-Off And Cross-Border Insolvency Proceedings: The Advocate General’s 30 April 2019 Opinion In CeDe Group AB


Today, Advocate General Bobek has delivered his opinion in Case C-198/18 CeDe Group AB v KAN Sp. z.o.o. (in insolvency) (see here), a  case which relates to the vitally important… Read more »

CategoryArticles Author Michael McParland QC Date

Brexit on 22nd May? Maybe? Maybe not?


Interestingly, the Prime Minister’s belief that she can still persuade Parliament to pass a version of her EU Withdrawal Agreement by 22nd May is reflected at the Hague Conference on… Read more »

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