XXVI FIDE Congress, Copenhagen, 28-31 May 2014

The ISEL is delighted to announce the XXVI FIDE Congress, which will be held in Copenhagen on 28-31 May.  This year’s Congress is organised by the Danish Association for European Law (DFE) and the Faculty of Law at the University of Copenhagen. The congress is a unique opportunity to learn about and influence the development of […]

Competition Law Forum Essay Prize 2013 – Announcement of Winning Work

The ISEL is delighted to announce that the winner of the Competition Law Essay Prize 2013, an annual competition run by the ISEL’s Competition Law Forum:- Mr. Nicholas Liddane The winning work is entitled:- “Addressing the Absence of a Provision in the Competition 2002 Act Analogous to Article 106(2) TFEU” The winning work will be […]

Firms that breach data rules may be fined up to €100m

A resolution of the European Parliament last month saw MEPs call for an end to blanket mass surveillance activities by the US National Security Agency. The resolution was made in the context of a report and recommendations by MEPs aimed at increasing EU citizens’ privacy through EU-wide data protection rules. MEPs want to see firms that […]

Professor Joseph Weiler visits TCD, 18 February 2014

Professor Joseph Weiler will be visiting the Law School, Trinity College, Dublin on Tuesday 18 February 2014.  He will be delivering a public lecture at 5pm in the Examination Hall at Trinity College.  The topic is Van Gend en Loos – 50 Years On, a critical retrospective.  Members of the ISEL are welcome to attend.

18th monthly CIArb forum, February 6, 2014 – Arbitrating competition law disputes

18th monthly CIArb forum, February 6, 2014 – Arbitrating competition law disputes Chair: Michael Bowsher QC, Monckton chambers, London Speakers: Miriam Dreissen-Reilly, DG Competition Noel J Travers BL, Law Library At Philip Lee solicitors, 7-8 Wilton Terrace, Dublin 2 No charge to attend, non CIArb members welcome Register: dublinarbitrationforum@gmail.com

Sovereignty, the Nation-State, and Integration History’ – Public Lecture, RIA, 5th Dec – All welcome

UCD Sutherland School of Law in association with the Royal Irish Academy – Public Lecture 5th December 2013 For the first time, as part of the UCD Sutherland School of Law’s 16th Annual Irish European Law Forum, a public lecture has been organised in association with the Royal Irish Academy on the evening before the […]

Competition Law Essay Competition 2013 Announced

COMPETITION LAW ESSAY COMPETITION 2013 The Irish Society for European Law is pleased to announce the launch of the 2013 Competition Law Essay Competition.  The aim of the Competition is to promote and encourage written work on the subject of competition law amongst younger lawyers. The adjudicating panel consists of: The Hon. Mr. Justice Aindrias […]

Competition Law Forum Essay Prize 2012 – Announcement of Winning Work

We are delighted to announce that the winner of the Competition Law Forum Essay Prize 2012 is:- Mr. Patrick O’Sullivan The winning work is entitled:- “Services of a General Economic Interest; from Article 106(2) TFEU to Altmark and future developments” The winning work will be published on the Society’s website and in the forthcoming issue […]

Ireland warned about breach of directive

The European Commission has sent Ireland a second reasoned opinion asking it to fully implement a directive concerning common rules for the internal market in electricity. Member states were required to implement Directive 2009/72 (the Electricity Directive) into national law by March 31st, 2011 (other than certain provisions such as those in respect of the […]

Only ‘fair’ mortgage contract terms can be enforced – EU ruling

Debtors facing mortgage foreclosure proceedings may have a powerful defence weapon in the Unfair Contract Terms Directive 1993, in light of a recent EU ruling. This comes at a time when pressure mounts on EU member states to restructure and expunge bad debts from their banking systems. On March 14th, the Court of Justice of […]