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Hogan Lovells
The European Commission announced on 22 January 2020 that it is looking for feedback on draft guidelines on the implementation of Article 4 of the Market Surveillance Regulation (EU) 2019/1020
GANADO Advocates
On the 19th of December 2019 (C290-19), the European Court of Justice (ECJ or the Court) gave its interpretation by virtue of a preliminary ruling on the interpretation of Article 10
Hogan Lovells
As part of the EU Commission's strategy for a Digital Single Market (DSM), the EU Commission wants to make it easier for online shoppers to buy goods and services
Germany
Hogan Lovells
The Federal Government has drafted a bill to amend the German Act on Alternative Dispute Resolution in Consumer Matters (Gesetz über die alternative Streitbeilegung in Verbrauchersachen – Verbraucherstreitbeilegungsgesetz – "VSBG"), ...
Ireland
DLA Piper
On 2 December 2019 Ireland introduced the Consumer Protection (Gift Vouchers) Act which sets a minimum five-year expiry period for gift vouchers and prohibits any charge for changing the name on...
Malta
Mamo TCV Advocates
On the 7 January 2020, Directive 2019/2161 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the better enforcement and modernisation of Union consumer protection ...
Spain
Hogan Lovells
A large number of clinical trials, studies and papers by worldwide health authorities evidencing the safety and positive risk-benefit profile of the vaccine were filed in support of the lack of causal relationship.
Turkey
BTS & Partners
Further analysis of the Proposal and the newly introduced provisions therein are provided below under separate sections.
UK
Dentons
In an attempt to improve Scotland's recycling habits, the Scottish Government has introduced a new deposit return scheme (DRS) due for implementation in March 2021.
Hogan Lovells
Our UK Consumer team is delighted to present our Doing Business in the UK guide.
Withers LLP
On 31 January 2020, World Athletics updated its technical footwear rules. Contrary to expectations (see our previous article Why banning Nike's ZoomX Vaporfly Next% would be a mistake)
Withers LLP
How sustainable are the A-list? Well, if Sunday's BAFTA awards are anything to go by, we expect the awards season and upcoming fashion week shows to be awash with sustainable initiatives.
Vistra
Over the last five years or so, the law relating to how UK businesses deal with consumers over the internet (including through mobile phones) has changed significantly.
Hogan Lovells
The UK Government has just announced that it intends to draw up legislation aimed at ensuring that all consumer smart devices sold in the UK adhere to rigorous security requirements for the...
Squire Patton Boggs LLP
t is estimated (perhaps conservatively) that 1 – 2% of the UK adult population and 5 – 8% of children in the UK have a food allergy (not including intolerances), and in addition, one in 100 people have coeliac disease.
Ocorian
With a focus on the rapidly evolving regulatory landscape in the alternative assets space, Directors Rory Blazeby and Richard Hansford highlight the challenges this poses
Hogan Lovells
On 8 November 2019, the Court of Appeal handed down a unanimous decision on an important preliminary issue in the case of Bailey and others v GlaxoSmithKline [2019] EWCA Civ 1924.
DLA Piper
DLA Piper has a strong track record in Class Actions, which has become the shorthand term for a range of mass claims, group litigation and collective redress procedures.
Cooley LLP
A recent prosecution in the UK illustrates how product safety regulators in Europe are increasingly willing to use criminal enforcement powers
Hogan Lovells
Consumer companies around the world are incorporating sustainability, business integrity, and brand purpose into their business operations
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