Recent developments in European Consumer Law: Transparency about online payments even if they are conditional – Shield Smart

Last week, on May 30, the CJEU gave its judgment in the Connie case (C-400/22) elaborating on the requirement from Article 8 of the Consumer Rights Directive to clearly label an online obligation to pay on a website on a relevant button with the words ‘order with obligation to pay’ (or an equivalent of this). … Read more

Who is bound by Choice of Court Agreements in Bills of Lading? Guest blog on CJEU Maersk by Dr Mukarrum Ahmed. – gavc law – geert van calster – Shield Smart

This guest post was authored by Dr Mukarrum Ahmed, Barrister (Lincoln’s Inn), and Lecturer in Business Law & Director of PG Admissions at Lancaster University Law School. I am most grateful to Dr Ahmed for complementing my earlier post on the CJEU case discussed, Joined Cases C‑345/22 and C‑347/22 Maersk. According to the doctrine of … Read more

Does the EU’s MiFIR Review make single-name credit default swaps transparent enough? – European Law Blog – Shield Smart

30 May 2024/ By Randy Priem Blogpost 29/2024 Regulation 2024/791 (“MiFIR Review”) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 8 March 2024. This newly adopted legislation requires single-name credit default swaps (CDSs) to be made subject to transparency rules, only however if they reference global systemically important banks (G-SIBS) or those … Read more

Does it Make Sense to Promote the Application of International Criminal Law to Animals? If Yes, Why and How? – EJIL: Talk! – Shield Smart

My instinctive reaction to this question is: “No, that does not make sense! International criminal law (ICL) is mainly about the protection of human dignity in specific contexts of crisis that usually threaten peace and security. The contribution of this branch of international law to the safeguarding of non-human interests should, at best, be minimal … Read more