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'Battle of forms' under the United Nations Convention on contracts for the International sale of goods (hereinafter referred to as: CISG)

Enschede, Netherlands 2024-07-01

In case contracting parties each refer to the applicability of its own general terms and conditions in the offer and acceptance, the question arises which general terms and conditions apply to the contract. Under Dutch law, this question on the so-called 'battle of forms' must be answered using the ‘first shot rule’. The first shot rule states that the second reference to general terms and conditions has no effect unless the second reference explicitly rejects the applicability of the first general terms and conditions. In short: whoever 'shoots first' wins, unless the exception situation arises.

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The new flexible corporation (FlexCo) in Austria

Vienna, 2024-04-19

Since 1 January 2024, Austria has had one more company form: the flexible corporation "FlexCo". The FlexCo is often regarded as a hybrid form between the two existing forms of capital company, the GmbH and the AG.

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Spanish Royal Decree-law 6/2023

Granada, 2024-04-11

The Spanish Royal Decree-law 6/2023 was published on 20 December 2023 and entered into force on 20th March 2024. It approves urgent measures to implement the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan for the justice system, civil service, local government and patronage.

Its main purpose is, among others, to contribute to the modernisation and digitalisation of the justice system by adapting the Spanish courts to modern technology.

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EARN Annual Meeting Granada 2023

Granada, 2023-11-01

The Spanish EU Presidency 2023 has chosen the city of Granada to host the meeting of the European Political Community and the informal meeting of the Heads of State and Government on 5 and 6 October, respectively, due to its history, its current centrality and its future as an ideal place to continue advancing the values of the European Union. The location for our EARN Annual Conference 2023 could not have been better chosen for our meeting on 19 to 21 October 2023.

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