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 […]

Fifty years since Van Gend en Loos judgment

EU law update:February 3rd was the 50th anniversary of the judgment of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the landmark case of Van Gend en Loos. The narrow point at issue in the case was whether the provisions of the then EEC Treaty precluded Dutch authorities from increasing tariffs applicable to imports from other […]