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Only civil courts can hear Duty of Vigilance disputes, says the French Supreme Court

On December 2021, the French Supreme Court acknowledged the jurisdiction of the Nanterre Civil Court in a duty of vigilance matter.

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European product liability directive : going digital again

With the initiative “Adapting liability rules to the digital age and circular economy” this summer, the EU has taken another step towards a revision of the Product Liability...

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Duty of Vigilance: the French Parliament confers jurisdiction on the Paris Civil Court only

The French Senate recently amended the bill for building confidence in the justice system, to provide for the jurisdiction of the Paris Commercial Court with respect to matters related to...

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An ever-closer jurisdiction? Cross-border consumer participation in EU class actions

With Directive (EU) 2020/1828 on representative actions for the protection of the collective interests of consumers and repealing Directive 2009/22/EC (“the Representative Actions...

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Update on amendments to the French duty of vigilance Law

On 20 July 2021, the French Parliament adopted the Climate and Resilience Bill which was the occasion for some debates about potential amendments to the Duty of Vigilance Law, in particular ...

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EU issues guidance for businesses on forced labour due diligence

On 12 July 2021, the European Commission and European External Actions Service published Guidance on Due Diligence for EU Businesses to Address the Risk of Forced Labour in their Operations ...

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Getting The Deal Through: Automotive 2021
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For the fifth time, we have collaborated with Lexology to publish Getting the Deal Through: Automotive, our market overview of key issues in the automotive industry covering 19 countries....

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International Products Law Review, May 2021

Our International Products Law Review is our longstanding publication dedicated to reporting on product liability and product safety developments for international product suppliers, and...

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New jurisdiction rules for Duty of Vigilance disputes

Four years after the enactment of the Duty of Vigilance Law, the French National Assembly adopted in first reading on 4 May 2021 the Climate and Resilience bill which clarifies in its...

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