Category Archives: International Law

A New Profitable EU Immigration Policy

By | December 2, 2011

Given the new globalisation effects in modern societies and the consequences of the financial crisis, EU adopted a new approach towards immigration policy. This European policy intends to establish bilateral and multilateral agreements with EU neighbours and other countries presenting immigration flows towards the EU, in order to benefit the human capital from the countries concerned.

EU Financial Transactions Tax – Legislative Proposal Preparation

By | September 30, 2011

Finance ministers and Central Bank governors of European Union Member States debated during the last informal Economic and Financial ECOFIN Council of September 17, the current condition of the economy and the situation in sovereign bond markets.  The debate on the European Union’s financial stability was also attended by representatives of European financial oversight authorities. The working session… Read More »

EU Budgetary Perspectives 2014-2020

By | August 29, 2011

The European Commission has faced the challenge of being able to fund a number of policy areas where the EU could be more effective, by acting at EU level, in preparing its proposals for the future budget of the European Union.  In its proposal, based on the Europe 2020 Growth Strategy, a new funding potential can be seen… Read More »

EU Energy Policy and Targets

By | August 19, 2011

Energy Efficiency Plan In March 2011, the European Commission adopted a plan for saving more energy through concrete measures. Energy efficiency is a key tool to strengthen Europe’s competitiveness and reduce energy dependence, as well as the level of emissions.  The measures proposed aim at creating substantial benefits for businesses and public authorities.

EU Immigration Policy

By | August 11, 2011

The package of measures proposed by the European Commission aiming towards better regulated immigration flows from the southern Mediterranean region as well as the proposal to amend EU Regulation on visas consists of the new incentives of EU bodies for a fair, credible and effective EU immigration policy. According to the annual report on immigration and asylum of… Read More »

Buying or Selling French Property? How to Choose the Right Legal Adviser

By | July 15, 2011

Buying a property in France requires the specialist legal assistance of highly-trained, qualified lawyers suitably experienced in such matters. It is not just permitted to have your own legal advisor, it is highly recommended. Notaires (notaries) are Public Officers whose main role is to draft and execute Deeds. They are civil servants who have a monopoly on documents… Read More »

French Insolvency Law – Leaseback Issues

By | July 7, 2011

Pursuant to the Insolvency Act 26 July 2005 and Article L622-17 of the Code de Commerce, debts arising after the date a French company is put into Receivership must be paid by the company’s Receiver. The process of lodging a claim or proof of debt with the competent official of the insolvency proceedings (Liquidator or Creditors’ Representative) is… Read More »

EU’s Smart Specialisation Strategies Platform

By | July 1, 2011

Smart growth in Europe 2020 In the European Commission’s Communication regarding the contribution of the regional policy in the area of smart growth in the Europe 2020 strategy, the central role of European regions in this process is primarily recognised.  In reality, regions are the primary institutional partners for universities, research and education institutes as well as SMEs… Read More »

Service of Process in France from Abroad (Non-EU)

By | June 29, 2011

How to serve international legal documents in France. Hague Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra-Judicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters. Process Server in France The 15 November 1965 Hague Convention on Service Abroad of Judicial and Extra-Judicial Documents in Civil or Commercial Matters sets several options for service of process. So does EC Regulation… Read More »

Arbitration of Intellectual Property Disputes

By | June 17, 2011

The Supreme Court of New South Wales has added weight to the push towards alternative dispute resolution in a recent decision[1] that found that disputes involving questions of ownership of patents and patent applications do not fall exclusively within the province of the Commissioner of Patents or the Federal Court.