Judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union on net neutrality and zero-rating


The Court of Justice of the European Union ("ECJ") has published its first judgment on net neutrality and zero-rating on 15 September 2020. The judgment is available: here. The case submitted to the ECJ concerns two mobile telephony subscriptions of Telenor ...

29 September 2020

Negligence of hotel staff: consideration of a carrier’s liability under Regulation 261


Amongst a growing body of case law on Regulation (EC) 261/2004, the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union in NM, acting as liquidator of NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH v ON considered the responsibilities and liabilities of a carrier providing ...

17 September 2020

An air passenger's unruly behaviour may constitute an extraordinary circumstance under Regulation 261/2004


Our Aviation team look at a recent case, where the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) held that the unruly behaviour of a passenger may constitute an "extraordinary circumstance" under Regulation 261/2004. This would exempt the air carrier from ...

11 September 2020

Passengers who have suffered a long delay or cancellation under Regulation 261 are entitled to compensation in the currency of their place of residence


Our Aviation team looks at a recent case where the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) was asked whether aggrieved passengers may demand compensation under Regulation 261/2004 in the currency of their place of residence, and whether this right took ...

11 September 2020

Patents: no supplementary protection certificate for second medical use


The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has held that a supplementary protection certificate (SPC) cannot be granted for a different application of the same product for which an earlier marketing authorisation (MA) had been granted.

07 September 2020