NewsClifford Chance About The EU Court Of Justice: Two Landmark Decisions In Reaction To Czech Courts’ Requests For A Preliminary Ruling

Two recent rulings by the Court of Justice of the European Union should have significant implications for the Czech market and beyond. In Inkreal s.r.o. v Dúha reality s.r.o., the CJEU clarified that parties established in one EU member state are free to choose the courts of another EU member state to settle their disputes. This choice constitutes the international element necessary for the Brussels I bis Regulation to apply. Additionally, when assessing the Czech time limitation rules in Heureka Group a.s. v Google LLC3, the CJEU rejected any regime that would make private enforcement of the EU competition law impossible or excessively difficult.

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