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ECJ sides with farmers on genetically modified crops

The European Court of Justice has held that Member States may not adopt emergency measures prohibiting genetically modified food and feed (GMOs) unless there is clear evidence that a particular GMO presents a serious risk to health or the environment in accordance with Article 34 of the GMO Regulation (EC) No 1829/2003. Ruling in favour

Brexit: the ball is in which court?

The UK Government’s Brexit white paper asserted that Brexit will end the jurisdiction of the CJEU (Court of Justice of the European Union) in the UK. However, the reality is more complex. We explain why the CJEU’s significance cannot be ignored. Read the full blog here.

Can US Attorneys Provide Privileged Advice In Europe?

The United States exported an all-time record high of $2.2 trillion worth of goods and services in 2012.  But while U.S. business has gone global, the attorney-client privilege has not always come along for the ride. In 2010, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in Akzo Nobel Chemical Ltd. and Akcros Chemical Ltd. v. European

Friends of the Earth: how ECJ judges have smoothed the way for applicants to bring claims in environmental cases

R (on the application of Edwards and Pallikaropoulos) v Environment Agency (C260/11) The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has ruled that in deciding whether the costs of bringing a claim on an environmental matter are “prohibitively expensive” it is not enough for national courts simply to consider the applicant’s financial situation, it must engage in