Successive fixed-term work contracts contravene EU law even when entered into voluntarily

“The fact that a worker consented to the establishment of successive fixed-term employment relationships does not deprive him or her from the protection granted by the Framework Agreement on fixed-term work”

Uber drivers considered as employees in France, court rules

The decision could be one of many that shifts how Uber and other gig economy service providers can operate in Europe

France: Communications exchanged via private messaging apps at workplace remain confidential, court rules

The ruling reflects on the diminished line between using company property for personal use over the last decade

German court rules legal bot is against the law

Cologne’s District Court has ruled that Smartlaw, an automated system allowing users to generate contracts online, cannot continue because it is not provided by a law firm.

England’s Court of Appeal affirms “absolute nature” of legal privilege

The Courts reaffirm one of the key tenets of the common law system

Relief for Polish mortgage borrowers as EU top court allows conversion of Swiss franc-based loans

ECJ judgement to allow Polish courts to reconvert mortgage loans into local currency

Online platforms may be compelled by courts to remove defamatory content world-wide, ECJ rules

The ECJ ramps up judicial oversight over Facebook in latest defamation ruling

European court ruling defines Commission’s scope in forcing countries to recover illegal tax benefits

The decision may well influence the Commission’s strategy in competition law

Orthodox monk wins right to practice as a lawyer in Greece

The ruling strengthens the right of qualified lawyers to practice in other EU countries, without having special requirements imposed upon them.

European Court clears CETA arbitration tribunals

Despite the vocal opposition, the arbitration system complies with EU law

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