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corona virus and force majeure in commercial contracts and licenses

The Corona virus (COVID-19) is undoubtedly a circumstance that suppliers and customers have not been able to influence. But does Corona justify invoking ‘force majeure’? A few examples There are, of course, many different situations imaginable in which one of the contracting partners gets into trouble with the fulfilment of its contractual obligations. For example,

new European rules to protect businesses against Online platforms

Nowadays, companies offer their goods and services en masse over the internet. So-called ‘online intermediation services’ (hereinafter: ‘Online platforms’) such as and have responded by facilitating this step for smaller providers. Currently, more than one million companies in the EU reach their customers through Online platforms. Online platforms have thus become crucial to

pre-checked box is not legally valid consent for cookies

In the so-called Planet49-judgment (C-673/17) the Court of Justice of the EU (hereafter: ‘the Court’) recently ruled on the way in which consent for the storage of tracking cookies must be granted by a website visitor. Below you will find a desciption of the most important points from this judgment and is discussed what this

geoblocking: allowed?

On 3rd December 2018, the Geoblocking Regulation entered into force. The purpose of the Geoblocking Regulation is to reduce unjustified geoblocking within the EU. After all, blocking online access to goods or services can lead to an obstruction of the (digital) internal market within the EU. What is geoblocking? Geoblocking occurs when a trader from