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FIA uphold decision to disqualify Red Bull Racing driver Daniel Ricciardo for breaching fuel regulations
15 April 2014
The International Automobile Federation (FIA) has today rejected an appeal made by Infiniti Red Bull Racing to reinstate Daniel Ricciardo's second place finish in this year's Australian Grand Prix. Ricciardo's career best finish was rescinded 5 hours after the race had ended when the FIA found his car to be in breach of ...

Ronit Kreisberger to speak at BIICL Competition Law Forum
13 April 2014
Ronit Kreisberger will be speaking at the BIICL Competition Law Forum on 14th April 2014, regarding Pay for Delay. Ronit joins a panel of experts for a discussion on topical issues including: 1. Object theories of harm and the counterfactual 2. "Straw man" theories of harm 3. The realities of patent ...

Ordanduu & Optimus Mobile v PhonepayPlus: permission granted for judicial review against UK premium rate services regulator
7 April 2014
At a hearing in the Administrative Court on 3 April 2014 Mr Justice Charles granted permission for two German companies, Ordanduu GmbH and Optimus Mobile GmbH, to bring judicial review proceedings against the UK regulator for premium rate telephone services, PhonepayPlus. The claim arises out of a series of "Emergency Procedure" ...

Frank Mitchell featured in the Tax Journal
4 April 2014
Frank Mitchell of Monckton Chambers has had an article published in the latest edition of the Tax Journal. In the article, Frank analyses five recent judgments from the CJEU which consider the impact of fiscal neutrality. To read the article in full, please click ...

Michael Bowsher QC to speak at Criminal Bar Association EU Seminar
3 April 2014
Michael Bowsher QC will be speaking at the Criminal Bar Association EU Seminar on 8th April. The seminar, entitled 'The Impact of EU Law upon Criminal Law: Opportunities for all' will be held at The Old Bailey, from 17.15 - 18.15. To secure your place email ...

Eric Metcalfe wins Jewish Community Award for pro bono work
2 April 2014
Monckton Chambers is delighted to announce that Eric Metcalfe has been presented with an award from the Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester in recognition of his "generous pro bono legal assistance to the cause of local Jewish public radio broadcasting." Congratulations to ...

New EU Procurement Directives Published
28 March 2014
Today the new European Union public procurement Directives were published in the Official Journal of the European Union. A link to the OJEU text is here. The Directives will come ...

European Court criticises Commission for failure to act on post-Kadi review of terrorist sanctions listing
24 March 2014
Case T‑306/10 Yusef v Commission, judgment of the General Court of the European Union (Second Chamber; President: Judge Forwood), 21 March 2014 The applicant's funds and economic resources were frozen on 5 October 2005 by his inclusion on a list drawn up by the UN Sanctions Committee and his subsequent  listing by ...

Piers Gardner featured in The International Correspondent
21 March 2014
An interview with Piers Gardner has been featured in the latest edition of The International Correspondent magazine. In the article, Piers discusses the Llanos Oil Exploration Limited legal dispute concerning the disguised expropriation of 70 billion euro oil and gas rights in Columbia over the past decade. The ...

Cases C-456/12 “O” and C-457/12 “S”: CJEU clarifies the rights of family members in an EU citizen’s home Member State
19 March 2014
Two recent judgments of the Grand Chamber of the EU Court of Justice have clarified the extent to which non-EU nationals who are family members of EU citizens can establish a right of residence in their EU family member's home Member State. Case C-456/12 concerned a refusal by the Netherlands to grant a right of residence to the non-EU ...