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BLOCKCHAINS AND SMART CONTRACTS. THE SHAPE OF THINGS TO COME?

It seems clear that technological progress and its adaptation to business and social relations are moving at a faster rate than the capacity of the lawmaker to provide a proper legal framework in this area. There are two clear examples of this situation: the management of cryptocurrency, and “Blockchains”, which are closely linked to cryptocurrency. The Blockchain system is based…

SELECTIVE DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENTS. PROHIBITION OF SALES THROUGH NON-AUTHORISED INTERNET PLATFORMS

On the 6th of December 2017, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) issued a very relevant judgment regarding contractual restrictions on sales through the Internet (case 230/16). The matter submitted to the Court was referred by the Regional High Court of Frankfurt (Germany) regarding the dispute between Coty Germany GmbH (principal), as manufacturer of luxury cosmetic goods and Parfümerie Akzente…

PROFESSIONAL COMPANIES ¿WHEN AND WHY?

Professional companies (PC) are those companies whose corporate object is the common exercise of professional activities, understood to be those whose performance requires an official university qualification, or a professional qualification, and for the pursuit of which an official university qualification is necessary as well as registration with the corresponding professional association (as is the case of engineers, doctors, architects,…