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European Parliament committee backs proposed Common European Sales Law

In a vote last week, the Legal Affairs Committee of the European Parliament approved by a large majority the European Commission’s proposal for a Common European Sales Law (“CESL”), which was published in October 2011. The proposal provides for a new set of contract … Continue reading

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Government response to proposal for a Common European Sales Law

The Government Response to the European Commission’s proposal for a Common European Sales Law (“CESL”), which was published on Tuesday (13 November), has concluded that there are fundamental flaws in both the principle and the practical operation of the CESL.  The … Continue reading

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MoJ’s “Call for Evidence” re proposed Common European Sales Law

The Ministry of Justice has published a Call for Evidence in relation to the European Commission’s proposals for a Common European Sales Law (see post). The consultation is open until 21 May, and responses to it will help the UK government develop … Continue reading

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House of Commons objects to proposed Common European Sales Law

The House of Commons has objected to the proposed Regulation to introduce a Common European Sales Law (see post) on the basis that it does not comply with the principle of subsidiarity. The House passed a resolution to that effect on 7 December, … Continue reading

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Proposed optional Common European Sales Law

On 11 October the European Commission published its proposed Regulation on a Common European Sales Law (download pdf here), aimed at facilitating cross-border transactions in the EU. If adopted, it will insert into the national laws of the 27 EU member states an … Continue reading

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Further developments on European contract law reform

On 16 February we reported on the European Commission’s Green Paper on policy options for progress towards a European Contract Law, which set out a number of options including its favoured proposal for the creation of an “optional instrument” of … Continue reading

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European contract law reform consultation closes: where next?

In July last year the European Commission published a Green Paper on policy options for progress towards a European Contract Law, which argued that the current system of national laws operating in the internal market creates unnecessary complexity and hampers … Continue reading

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