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Kroniek

Kroniek economie in het mededingingsrecht 2019

Tijdschrift Markt & Mededinging, Aflevering 2 2020
Auteurs Nicole Rosenboom, Anna den Boer, Lola Damstra e.a.
Auteursinformatie

Nicole Rosenboom
N. Rosenboom, MSc, is werkzaam als senior consultant bij Oxera Amsterdam.

Anna den Boer
A. den Boer, MSc, is werkzaam als consultant bij Oxera Amsterdam.

Lola Damstra
L. Damstra, MSc, is werkzaam als analist bij Oxera Londen.

Maurice de Valois Turk
M. de Valois Turk, MSc, is werkzaam als partner bij Oxera LLP Amsterdam.

    Na een lange wetsgeschiedenis is op 19 maart 2019 het voorstel voor de Wet afwikkeling massaschade in collectieve actie (WAMCA) aangenomen door de Eerste Kamer. De inwerkingtreding van de WAMCA is op korte termijn te verwachten. In deze bijdrage wordt de WAMCA op hoofdlijnen besproken. Tevens worden enkele kritische kanttekeningen en vraagtekens bij deze wet geplaatst.


Carla Klaassen
Prof. mr. C.J.M. Klaassen is hoogleraar burgerlijk recht en burgerlijk procesrecht aan de Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen. Zij is lid van de Adviescommissie voor burgerlijk procesrecht.
Article

Access_open Changes in the Medical Device’s Regulatory Framework and Its Impact on the Medical Device’s Industry: From the Medical Device Directives to the Medical Device Regulations

Tijdschrift Erasmus Law Review, Aflevering 2 2019
Trefwoorden Medical Device Directive, Medical Device Regulation, regulatory, European Union, reform, innovation, SPCs, policy
Auteurs Magali Contardi
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    Similar to pharmaceutical products, medical devices play an increasingly important role in healthcare worldwide by contributing substantially to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases. From the patent law perspective both, pharmaceutical products and a medical apparatus, product or device can be patented if they meet the patentability requirements, which are novelty, inventiveness and entail industrial applicability. However, regulatory issues also impact on the whole cycle of the innovation. At a European level, enhancing competitiveness while ensuring public health and safety is one of the key objectives of the European Commission. This article undertakes literature review of the current and incoming regulatory framework governing medical devices with the aim of highlighting how these major changes would affect the industry at issue. The analysis is made in the framework of an on-going research work aimed to determine whether SPCs are needed for promoting innovation in the medical devices industry. A thorough analysis the aforementioned factors affecting medical device’s industry will allow the policymakers to understand the root cause of any optimal patent term and find appropriate solutions.


Magali Contardi
PhD candidate; Avvocato (Italian Attorney at Law).
Article

Access_open Access and Reuse of Machine-Generated Data for Scientific Research

Tijdschrift Erasmus Law Review, Aflevering 2 2019
Trefwoorden machine-generated data, Internet of Things, scientific research, personal data, GDPR
Auteurs Alexandra Giannopoulou
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    Data driven innovation holds the potential in transforming current business and knowledge discovery models. For this reason, data sharing has become one of the central points of interest for the European Commission towards the creation of a Digital Single Market. The value of automatically generated data, which are collected by Internet-connected objects (IoT), is increasing: from smart houses to wearables, machine-generated data hold significant potential for growth, learning, and problem solving. Facilitating researchers in order to provide access to these types of data implies not only the articulation of existing legal obstacles and of proposed legal solutions but also the understanding of the incentives that motivate the sharing of the data in question. What are the legal tools that researchers can use to gain access and reuse rights in the context of their research?


Alexandra Giannopoulou
Institute for Information Law (IViR) – University of Amsterdam.

    This article relies on the premise that to understand the significance of Open Access Repositories (OARs) it is necessary to know the context of the debate. Therefore, it is necessary to trace the historical development of the concept of copyright as a property right. The continued relevance of the rationales for copyright interests, both philosophical and pragmatic, will be assessed against the contemporary times of digital publishing. It follows then discussion about the rise of Open Access (OA) practice and its impact on conventional publishing methods. The present article argues about the proper equilibrium between self-interest and social good. In other words, there is a need to find a tool in order to balance individuals’ interests and common will. Therefore, there is examination of the concept of property that interrelates justice (Plato), private ownership (Aristotle), labour (Locke), growth of personality (Hegel) and a bundle of rights that constitute legal relations (Hohfeld). This examination sets the context for the argument.


Nikos Koutras
Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Law, University of Antwerp.
Artikel

Tussen wal en schip

Etnografische inzichten in lokale havenbeveiliging

Tijdschrift Justitiële verkenningen, Aflevering 5 2019
Trefwoorden ethnography, ports of Rotterdam and Hamburg, security personnel, customs, global commerce
Auteurs Dr. Yarin Eski
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    This ethnography of everyday policing realities in the European ports of Rotterdam and Hamburg presents an understanding of policing spaces where protecting and supporting global commerce dominate. In undertaking this research, the author participated in the daily activities of 85 participants in Rotterdam (N=52) and Hamburg (N=33), consisting of 30 operational port police officers, 31 security officers, 10 customs officers and 14 others involved in port security-related matters (e.g. shipping agents, port authorities, boatmen and maritime engineers). These participants were collectively responsible for protecting the vulnerability of the just-in-time logistics by becoming the intervention, through which they become the very local threat to global commerce itself. A struggle that reveals itself in their (narrated) policing struggles with management, colleagues and multi-agency partners, as well as with the maritime business community and dangerous others.


Dr. Yarin Eski
Dr. Y. Eski is als universitair docent verbonden aan de afdeling Bestuurswetenschap en Politicologie van de Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen van de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.
Article

Access_open Levying VAT in the EU Customs Union: Towards a Single Indirect Tax Area? The Ordeal of Indirect Tax Harmonisation

Tijdschrift Erasmus Law Review, Aflevering 3 2019
Trefwoorden single indirect tax area, VAT action plan, quick fixes, e-commerce package, definitive VAT system
Auteurs Ben Terra
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    This contribution deals with the latest proposals regarding levying VAT in the European Union (EU) Customs Union. The present system, which has been in place since 1993 and was supposed to be transitional, splits every cross-border transaction into an exempted cross-border supply and a taxable cross-border acquisition. It is like a customs system, but lacks equivalent controls and is therefore the root of cross-border fraud. After many years of unsuccessful attempts, the Commission abandoned the objective of implementing definitive VAT arrangements based on the principle of taxing all cross-border supplies of goods in the Member State of their origin, under the same conditions that apply to domestic trade including VAT rates. The European Parliament and the Council agreed that the definitive system should be based on the principle of taxation in the Member State of the destination of the goods. After a brief discussion of the VAT Action Plan of 2016 (Section 1), the e-commerce package in the form of Directive (EU) 2017/2455 is dealt with (Section 2), followed by the proposal to harmonise and simplify certain rules in the VAT system and introduce the definitive system, only partially adopted (Section 3). Section 4 deals with the proposal to introduce detailed measures of the definitive VAT system. The proposed harmonisation and simplification of certain rules were meant to become applicable on 1 January 2019, but will become only partially applicable on 2020. It is proposed to make the detailed measures of the definitive VAT system applicable in 2022. It remains to be seen whether the Member States are willing to accept the definitive VAT system at all; hence the subtitle ‘the ordeal of indirect tax harmonisation’.


Ben Terra
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Ben Terra was a professor of tax law at the universities of Amsterdam and Lund and visiting professor at the Universidade Católica in Lisbon.
Artikel

Prepping and verstehen

A narrative criminological perspective

Tijdschrift Tijdschrift over Cultuur & Criminaliteit, Aflevering 3 2019
Trefwoorden Verstehen, narrative, prepping, experience, ethnography
Auteurs Michael F. Mills en Jennifer Fleetwood
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    Talk, chat, and stories are ubiquitous in ethnographic research. Engaging with the recently burgeoning literature around narrative criminology, this article argues that considerations of stories and storytelling can add much to cultural criminologists’ pursuit of ‘criminological verstehen’ (Ferrell, 1997). In doing so, we focus on one case study: ethnographic research grounded within the USA’s contemporary ‘doomsday’ prepping subculture. The article considers the value of attending to narrative during the pursuit of verstehen at two levels. First, we address the importance of storytelling upon entry to the ethnographic field – drawing attention to how the narratives researchers share, and their respect for certain stories, can facilitate deep and experiential access to stigmatized fields of activity (such as prepping). Second, we explore how narrative remains in play during immediate experiences. In particular, we argue that fleeting excitements featured in prepping lifestyles are often shaped by the significance of the ‘moments’ in which they occur to numerous personal narratives. We therefore contend that, for ethnographers interested in verstehen, a consideration of narrative offers a means to expand and deepen empathetic appreciation of participants’ worldviews and activities.


Michael F. Mills
Michael F. Mills is Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent.

Jennifer Fleetwood
Jennifer Fleetwood is Senior lecturer in Criminology, Department of Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London.
Consumenten

Modernisering van het Europese consumentenrecht: meer vlees op het bot (I)

Tijdschrift Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht, Aflevering 5-6 2019
Trefwoorden handhaving, online marktplaatsen, informatieplichten, dynamic pricing, bedenktijd
Auteurs Prof. dr. M.B.M. Loos
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    In eerdere publicaties ben ik ingegaan op de Mededeling ‘Een New Deal voor consumenten’ en het daarmee samenhangende voorstel voor een moderniseringsrichtlijn. In dit artikel bespreek ik de verdere voortgang van het richtlijnvoorstel, waar inmiddels politieke overeenstemming over is bereikt. Daarin staat de vraag centraal of de moderniseringsrichtlijn in haar uiteindelijke vorm de in de New Deal-mededeling gedane belofte waarmaakt van modernisering en verbetering van de handhaving van het consumenten-acquis. In het eerste deel van deze bijdrage richt ik mij daartoe op de individuele en publiekrechtelijke handhaving van het consumentenrecht en op dynamic pricing en informatieverplichtingen voor online marktplaatsen. In het tweede deel ga ik in op de vraag met wie de consument eigenlijk contracteert als de overeenkomst via een online marktplaats wordt gesloten, op enkele vereenvoudigingen voor handelaren en op de herziene regels voor de bedenktijd van consumenten. Ik rond dan af met een conclusie.

    • Voorstel van 11 april 2018 voor een Richtlijn van het Europees Parlement en de Raad tot wijziging van Richtlijn 93/13/EEG van de Raad van 5 april 1993, Richtlijn 98/6/EG van het Europees Parlement en de Raad, Richtlijn 2005/29/EG van het Europees Parlement en de Raad en Richtlijn 2011/83/EU van het Europees Parlement en de Raad wat betreft betere handhaving en modernisering van de regels voor consumentenbescherming in de EU, COM(2018) 185 final;

    • Tekst politiek akkoord richtlijnvoorstel van 29 maart 2019, Openbaar register van Raadsdocumenten, Interinstitutioneel dossier 2018/0090(COD), nummer document: ST 8021 2019 INIT.


Prof. dr. M.B.M. Loos
Prof. dr. M.B.M. (Marco) Loos is als hoogleraar verbonden aan het Centre for the Study of European Contract Law van de Universiteit van Amsterdam.
Artikel

The Imperfect International Sales Law

Time for a New Go or Better Keeping the Status Quo?

Tijdschrift Maandblad voor Vermogensrecht, Aflevering 9 2019
Trefwoorden CISG, imperfections of the current international sales law, reform, supplement, CISG 2.0
Auteurs Prof. mr. A.U. Janssen en N.G. Ahuja
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    A series of imperfections in the CISG touching upon various areas are laid out thereby prompting the question of whether the Convention ought to be reformed. Two possibilities, namely supplementing the CISG with additional hard law instruments and drafting a new convention, i.e. CISG 2.0 are discussed and evaluated.


Prof. mr. A.U. Janssen
Prof. mr. A.U. Janssen is a Professor of Civil Law and European Private Law at the Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

N.G. Ahuja
N.G. Ahuja is a Doctorate Candidate in Law at City University of Hong Kong.
Article

Access_open Commercial Litigation in Europe in Transformation: The Case of the Netherlands Commercial Court

Tijdschrift Erasmus Law Review, Aflevering 1 2019
Trefwoorden international business courts, Netherlands Commercial Court, choice of court, recognition and enforcements of judgements
Auteurs Eddy Bauw
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    The judicial landscape in Europe for commercial litigation is changing rapidly. Many EU countries are establishing international business courts or have done so recently. Unmistakably, the approaching Brexit has had an effect on this development. In the last decades England and Wales – more precise, the Commercial Court in London - has built up a leading position as the most popular jurisdiction for resolving commercial disputes. The central question for the coming years will be what effect the new commercial courts in practice will have on the current dominance of English law and the leading position of the London court. In this article I address this question by focusing on the development of a new commercial court in the Netherlands: the Netherlands Commercial Court (NCC).


Eddy Bauw
Professor of Private Law and Administration of Justice at Molengraaff Institute for Private Law and Montaigne Centre for Rule of Law and Administration of Justice, Utrecht University. Substitute judge at the Court of Appeal of Arnhem-Leeuwarden and the Court of Appeal of The Hague.
Article

Access_open Requirements upon Agreements in Favour of the NCC and the German Chambers – Clashing with the Brussels Ibis Regulation?

Tijdschrift Erasmus Law Review, Aflevering 1 2019
Trefwoorden international commercial courts, the Netherlands Commercial Court (NCC), Chambers for International Commercial Disputes (Kammern für internationale Handelssachen), Brussels Ibis Regulation, choice of court agreements, formal requirements
Auteurs Georgia Antonopoulou
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    In recent years, the Netherlands and Germany have added themselves to the ever-growing number of countries opting for the creation of an international commercial court. The Netherlands Commercial Court (NCC) and the German Chambers for International Commercial Disputes (Kammern für internationale Handelssachen, KfiH) will conduct proceedings entirely in English and follow their own, diverging rules of civil procedure. Aspiring to become the future venues of choice in international commercial disputes, the NCC law and the legislative proposal for the establishment of the KfiH allow parties to agree on their jurisdiction and entail detailed provisions regulating such agreements. In particular, the NCC requires the parties’ express and in writing agreement to litigate before it. In a similar vein, the KfiH legislative proposal requires in some instances an express and in writing agreement. Although such strict formal requirements are justified by the need to safeguard the procedural rights of weaker parties such as small enterprises and protect them from the peculiarities of the NCC and the KfiH, this article questions their compliance with the requirements upon choice of court agreements under Article 25 (1) Brussels Ibis Regulation. By qualifying agreements in favour of the NCC and the KfiH first as functional jurisdiction agreements and then as procedural or court language agreements this article concludes that the formal requirements set by the NCC law and the KfiH proposal undermine the effectiveness of the Brussels Ibis Regulation, complicate the establishment of these courts’ jurisdiction and may thus threaten their attractiveness as future litigation destinations.


Georgia Antonopoulou
PhD candidate at Erasmus School of Law, Rotterdam.
Editorial

Access_open International Business Courts in Europe and Beyond: A Global Competition for Justice?

Tijdschrift Erasmus Law Review, Aflevering 1 2019
Trefwoorden international business courts, justice innovation, justice competition, global commercial litigation, private international law
Auteurs Xandra Kramer en John Sorabji
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Xandra Kramer
Xandra Kramer, Professor of Private Law at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and of Private International Law, Utrecht University.

John Sorabji
John Sorabji, Senior Teaching Fellow, UCL, London/Principal Legal Adviser to the Lord Chief Justice and the Master of the Rolls.
Article

Access_open The Court of the Astana International Financial Center in the Wake of Its Predecessors

Tijdschrift Erasmus Law Review, Aflevering 1 2019
Trefwoorden international financial centers, offshore courts, international business courts, Kazakhstan
Auteurs Nicolás Zambrana-Tévar
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    The Court of the Astana International Financial Center is a new dispute resolution initiative meant to attract investors in much the same way as it has been done in the case of the courts and arbitration mechanisms of similar financial centers in the Persian Gulf. This paper examines such initiatives from a comparative perspective, focusing on their Private International Law aspects such as jurisdiction, applicable law and recognition and enforcement of judgments and arbitration awards. The paper concludes that their success, especially in the case of the younger courts, will depend on the ability to build harmonious relationships with the domestic courts of each host country.


Nicolás Zambrana-Tévar
LLM (LSE), PhD (Navarra), KIMEP University.
Artikel

Access_open The Normative Framework of Labour Law

Tijdschrift Law and Method, september 2019
Trefwoorden labour law, normative framework, inequality, social justice
Auteurs Nuna Zekić
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    This article looks at how normative questions, i.e. ‘what should the law be?‘, are approached in modern labour law scholarship. A distinction is made between internal and external normative frameworks for analysis, whereby internal frameworks are made up of principles, values or standards that are part of the law and the external frameworks are made up of theories outside of law. As a functional legal field, labour law can also benefit to a great deal from empirical research. However, the article argues that empirical facts by themselves have a limited normative value and that we need a normative framework in order to answer normative and evaluative questions. Therefore, the aim of the article is to review, clarify and evaluate the internal normative framework of labour law.


Nuna Zekić
Associate Professor, Department of Labour Law and Social Policy, Tilburg University.
Artikel

De invloed van het EU-recht op het Nederlandse consumentenkooprecht

Tijdschrift Maandblad voor Vermogensrecht, Aflevering 7-8 2019
Trefwoorden consumentenbescherming, contractenrecht, EU-recht, koop (op afstand), informatieplicht
Auteurs Mr. S. van Beek en Prof. mr. H.N. Schelhaas
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    In dit artikel wordt met een kritische blik een aantal belangrijke ontwikkelingen in het Nederlandse consumentenkooprecht geanalyseerd, die onder invloed van het EU-recht tot stand zijn gekomen. Hierbij passeren de regeling over de koop op afstand, de (remedies bij) non-conformiteit en de klachtplicht de revue.


Mr. S. van Beek
Mr. S. van Beek is als wetenschappelijk docent verbonden aan de afdeling Burgerlijk Recht van de Erasmus School of Law, Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.

Prof. mr. H.N. Schelhaas
Prof. mr. H.N. Schelhaas is hoogleraar privaatrecht aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam en redacteur van dit blad.
Artikel

Access_open Consumenteninertie, mededinging en markttoezicht

Tijdschrift Markt & Mededinging, Aflevering 6 2018
Trefwoorden consumenteninertie, consumentenbescherming, complexiteit, naïviteitsdiscriminatie, informatieasymmetrie
Auteurs Annemieke Tuinstra
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    Imperfecte informatie, complexiteit, en gedragsvalkuilen van consumenten kunnen resulteren in consumenteninertie, die op zijn beurt de concurrentie verzwakt. Zeker als marktwerking nog een ander publiek belang dient of als het om een essentieel product gaat, is het zaak om de concurrentie te beschermen en eventueel aan te jagen, door inertie te verminderen. Mededingingstoezicht en consumentenbescherming en -empowerment zijn in die zin complementair. Dit artikel schetst hoe de complementariteit tussen deze rechtsgebieden anno 2018 wordt vormgegeven in de praktijk, aan de hand van voorbeelden uit Nederland en het Verenigd Koninkrijk.


Annemieke Tuinstra
Drs. A.A.M. Tuinstra is als Senior Econoom werkzaam bij het Economisch Bureau van de Autoriteit Consument en Markt (ACM). De auteur schrijft dit artikel op persoonlijke titel. De auteur dankt de redactie en collega’s bij de ACM voor enkele waardevolle opmerkingen bij een eerdere versie van dit artikel.
Institutioneel

Brexit. Het Verenigd Koninkrijk en de Europese Unie: een moeizaam partnerschap

Tijdschrift Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht, Aflevering 7-8 2018
Trefwoorden Brexit, artikel 50 VEU, Terugtrekkingsakkoord, toekomstige betrekkingen, Handelsregeling
Auteurs Prof. dr. J.W. de Zwaan
SamenvattingAuteursinformatie

    In deze bijdrage wordt een overzicht gegeven van de hoofdzaken betreffende het Brexit-dossier. Stilgestaan wordt bij het referendum van 23 juni 2018 en de gang van zaken sinds de kennisgeving van de Britse uittreding op 29 maart 2017. Daarbij komt de stand van zaken in de terugtrekkingsonderhandelingen aan de orde, de Britse voorstellen zoals vervat in het White Paper van juli 2018 en de perspectieven voor oplossingen van de nog uitstaande problemen. Met name de juridisch-institutionele aspecten van de diverse onderwerpen en problemen worden belicht.


Prof. dr. J.W. de Zwaan
Prof. dr. J.W. (Jaap) de Zwaan is em. hoogleraar Recht van de Europese Unie aan de Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam.
Consumenten

Oude wijn in nieuwe zakken? Modernisering van het Europese consumentenrecht (II)

Tijdschrift Nederlands tijdschrift voor Europees recht, Aflevering 7-8 2018
Trefwoorden consumentenbescherming, Fitness check
Auteurs Prof. dr. M.B.M. Loos
Auteursinformatie

Prof. dr. M.B.M. Loos
Prof. dr. M.B.M. (Marco) Loos is als hoogleraar verbonden aan het Centre for the Study of European Contract Law van de Universiteit van Amsterdam.

    On 25 June 2018 the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL) finalised two instruments on international commercial settlement agreements resulting from mediation.
    This article presents an insider’s view of this process, from the inception of the project to its completion in 2018. It will present the different stages of this process, from the discussions on the proposal to the actual discussions and negotiations and their different phases, including the agreed main features of the two instruments.


Norel Rosner
Norel Rosner works in the Directorate General Justice and Consumers of the European Commission. He was involved in the UNCITRAL project on the enforceability of international commercial settlement agreements as negotiator on behalf of the European Union.
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