EU law derives first from the European Treaties, as last revised by the Treaty of Lisbon (the Treaties on the European Union and the Functioning of the European Union), as well as from a set of regulations, directives and other texts adopted by the EU, as well as all related case law from the European Court of Justice.
EU law today irrigates all branches of law and all international trade issues. As an illustration, some of the issues that the firm regularly addresses relate to:
- The recognition, enforcement and circulation of judgments and decisions within the territory of the European Union;
- All matters relating to the free movement of persons and their freedom of establishment, as well as the free movement of goods and capital and freedom to provide services;
- Any questions relating to the use and protection of personal data, including, but not limited to, the implementation and compliance issues of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”);
- Competition and distribution law, in particular with regard to horizontal and vertical cartels or restrictions, or the application of the Commercial Agents Directive;
- Representing clients before national authorities for the challenge or application of European Union law and before the European institutions, in particular for all preliminary questions and all actions for annulment or default before the Court of Justice of the EU.
The firm has also developed a particular expertise regarding the articulation between English law and French and European Union law, and all matters relating to Brexit.