European Law


Impact of Brexit on the litigation rules of the Brussels and Rome EU Regulations

Impact of Brexit on the litigation rules of the Brussels and Rome EU Regulations
15/03/2019

On 29 March 2019, the United Kingdom is supposed to leave the European Union as a consequence of the referendum held in the UK on 23 June 2016.  UK Parliament confirmed the leave decision of the referendum and UK Prime Minister May notified the start of the 2-year exit procedure foreseen in article 50 of the EU Treaty to EU President Tusk by letter of 29 March 2017[i]

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Belgium braces for Hard Brexit with draft law

Belgium braces for Hard Brexit with draft law
13/03/2019

On February 19, Belgium passed a draft law preparing itself for a Hard Brexit should the UK leave the European Union (EU) on the deadline of 29 March 2019 without a withdrawal agreement in place to regulate UK's departure and define its future relationship with the trading bloc.

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‘To be, or not to be’ ... Brexit, Act III (with apologies to William Shakespeare)

‘To be, or not to be’ ... Brexit, Act III (with apologies to William Shakespeare)
08/03/2019

On February 28, the House of Commons Public Accounts Committee issued a statement that it had published as evidence, a National Audit Office memorandum, “The UK border: preparedness for EU exit update”.

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European Parliament approves framework for screening of foreign direct investments into the EU

European Parliament approves framework for screening of foreign direct investments into the EU
27/02/2019

On 14 February 2019 the European Parliament approved an European wide framework for the screening of foreign direct investments into the EU (the Regulation).

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Filmer la police ? La CJUE est plutôt favorable

Filmer la police ? La CJUE est plutôt favorable
18/02/2019

C’est un arrêt très attendu qui a été rendu par la CJUE la semaine passée : un citoyen peut-il, pour critiquer son comportement, filmer la police en activité et surtout diffuser les images ? La réponse était connue pour ce qui concerne la prise d’image. Mais qu’en est-il de la diffusion ? Via une interprétation extensive de l’exception de journalisme, la CJUE ouvre très largement la porte.

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British nationals working in Belgium: rest assured!

British nationals working in Belgium: rest assured!
04/02/2019

On February 1, 2019 the federal Council of Ministers approved a draft royal decree allowing 21.000 British nationals currently residing in Belgium to continue working on Belgian territory after the Brexit.

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Brexit: The Morning after the Night Before

Brexit: The Morning after the Night Before
23/01/2019

The British Prime Minister, Mrs Teresa May, lost the Parliamentary vote on the withdrawal agreement negotiated with the European Union last night (15th January 2019) by 230 votes.

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Mrs. Christel Brion
Mrs. Florence Verhoestraete

CJEU Denies SPC for Medical Devices Incorporating an Ancillary Active Ingredient
10/01/2019

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently ruled that, unlike medicinal products, medical devices incorporating an ancillary drug substance cannot benefit from supplementary protection certificate (SPC) protection. 

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CJ rules that UK may unilaterally withdraw from Brexit (Wightman and others)

CJ rules that UK may unilaterally withdraw from Brexit (Wightman and others)
24/12/2018

On 10 December 2018, the CJ issued its judgment in case Andy Wightman and others v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (C-621/18). The case deals with the question of whether the UK may unilaterally revoke the notification of intention to withdraw from the EU. 

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Wijzigingen op til in het Benelux merkenrecht, wat u moet weten

Wijzigingen op til in het Benelux merkenrecht, wat u moet weten
21/12/2018

Het Benelux merkenrecht heeft het afgelopen jaar heel wat wijzigingen doorlopen, een tendens die zich zal doorzetten met de implementatie van de nieuwe Merkenrechtenrichtlijn in 2019. Hieronder volgt een overzicht van de voornaamste aanvullingen op het Benelux merkenrecht sinds juni 2018, gevolgd door de wijzigingen die op til zijn bij aanvang van het nieuwe jaar.

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