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A Legal Analysis of Packaging Standardisation Requirements Under EU Law - The Case of ‘Plain Packaging’ in the United Kingdom

A. ALEMANNO

Journal of Business Law

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Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)


A Mathematical Turn in Business Regulation: The Rise of Legal Indicators

D. RESTREPO AMARILES

International Journal of Law in Context

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Départements : Droit et fiscalité


Fair and Equitable Treatment in Investor-State Dispute Settlement: A New Interpretative Framework

D. RESTREPO AMARILES, A. VAN WAEYENBERGE

Journal of Business Law

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Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)


The fair and equitable treatment (FET) standard has become the cornerstone of investor-state dispute settlement, and one of the most disputed notions in international business law. With investors facing increasing uncertainty, and states moving closer to denouncing treaties they see as limiting their sovereign right to regulate, FET has come to pose a significant risk to the entire investor-state dispute resolution system. This paper outlines an alternative way to consider FET, by acknowledging its thick and indeterminate character as a legal standard. It argues that previous traditional taxonomies have inherent limitations, and that practitioners should instead seek to understand the FET standard through the lens of the rule of law. The paper offers an analysis of the jurisprudence of the International Centre for the Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) to show that three principles of the rule of law – due process, legal certainty, and the prohibition of arbitrariness – constitute an operational and certain, yet flexible framework of interpretation for the application of the FET standard

Introduction to Global Law, Legal Indicators and Legal Pragmatism

D. RESTREPO AMARILES

Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law

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Départements : Droit et fiscalité


James Elliott Construction (C-613/14) : A "New(ish) Approach" to judicial review of standardization

A. VAN WAEYENBERGE, D. RESTREPO AMARILES

European Law Review

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Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)


Reinforcing the Public Law Taboo: A Note on Hellenic Republic v Nikiforidis

M. M. WINKLER, E. AVATO

European Law Review

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Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Mots clés : mandatory rules, EU private international law, Rome I Convention, Rome I Regulation


This article hinges on the preliminary ruling rendered by the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) (Grand Chamber) on 18 October 2016 and the related judgment of the German Federal Labour Court of 26 April 2017 in the Nikiforidis case to investigate an area of private international law that is undergoing a substantial development: overriding mandatory provisions. In Nikiforidis, the ECJ excluded that two Greek laws cutting the salary of public employees may be enforced against a teacher working in Germany for the Greek government under an employment contract governed by German law. The question addressed to ECJ was whether said laws were “overriding mandatory provisions” according to the Rome I Regulation. The court denied it, and left to the referring court to determine whether they could nevertheless operate “as matter of fact” under the governing law. This article explains how the ECJ’s conclusion has broader implications by regulating third countries’ interference in international business transactions. Starting with an analysis of the case, the article examines the history and nature of overriding mandatory provisions under EU private international law and argues that the solution embraced by the ECJ leaves room to uncertainty and unpredictability in the operation of foreign mandatory provisions

The Impact of the French Doctrine of ‘Significant Imbalance’ on International Business Transactions

D. RESTREPO AMARILES, E. M. BASSILANA, M. M. WINKLER

Journal of Business Law

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Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)


The Petrilli cases - A new approach of the EU courts in damages claims ?

A. VAN WAEYENBERGE

European Public Law

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Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)


France’s Commercial courts: a good example of the administration of justice by ordinary citizens

N. STOLOWY, M. BROCHIER

Journal of Business Law

2017, vol. 1, pp.1-22

Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Mots clés : Accessto justice; Commercial law; Courts' powers and duties;France; Judges; Legal history


Commercial courts occupy a highly specific position in the French judiciary landscape, since their judges are elected.French commercial court judges are not members of the legal professions but business executives and tradespeoplechosen by their peers. This encourages a pragmatic view that takes into account the economic constraints faced by companies. InFrance, certain courts of first instance,such asthe commercial courts, delegate the function of judgment to ordinary citizens, whereas in most courts of first instance, and the appeal courts Cour d’appel and Cour de cassation, only full-time professional magistrates can rule on the cases brought before the court

Italy’s Gentle Revolution: The New Law on Same-Sex Partnerships

M. M. WINKLER

The Digest - National Italian American Bar Association (NIABA) Law Journal

2017, vol. 25, pp.1-31

Départements : Droit et fiscalité, GREGHEC (CNRS)

Mots clés : Italy; Constitutional Law; Human Rights; LGBT Rights

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This Article comments the genesis and the content of the Italian law on civil partnerships between people of the same sex, enacted in May, 2016, and eventually entered into operation, together with a bunch of administrative regulations, in early 2017. As the last country of Western Europe to adopt such a law, the Italian law recognises civil partnerships for same-sex couples but presents several flaws in terms of equality and nondiscrimination based on sexual orientation


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