26/09/2019 - RESTRICTIVE MEASURES AND COMPETITION LAW: THE EU COMMISSION FINES NIKE

The European Commission has fined Nike €12.5 million for banning traders from selling licensed merchandise to other countries within the EU. This restriction concerned merchandising products of some of Europe's best-known football clubs and federations, for which Nike held the licence.

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03/01/2019 - ACHMEA BV v SLOWAKISCHE REPUBLIK (SLOVAK REPUBLIC)

The European Court of Justice (award C-284/16 of March 6, 2018) established that the arbitration clauses set in Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) are incompatible with EU law because of their adverse effect on the autonomy of EU law.

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27/06/2019 - LATEST DEVELOPMENTS ABOUT THE REFORM OF INVESTMENT DISPUTE RESOLUTION MECHANISMS

Last April at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, the Working Group 3 convened under the auspices of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) discussed the conditions for a possible reform of the international investment dispute settlement system.

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10/05/2018 - RIGHT OF THE COMMERCIAL AGENT TO AN INDEMNITY OR COMPENSATION FOR DAMAGE FOLLOWING TERMINATION OF THE COMMERCIAL AGENCY CONTRACT DURING THE TRIAL PERIOD

According to the European Court of Justice (ECJ), the right to indemnity and to compensation for damage, provided for by article 17 of Directive 86/653 to commercial agents, is applicable even if the termination of the contractual relationship between the principal and the commercial agent occurs during the trial period (April 19, 2018 (C-645/16)).

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