The New Consumer Agenda: public consultations on two new EU consumer law initiatives

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

The EU is consulting on two important consumer law initiatives which would introduce new requirements for online transactions, information on repairability and the lifespan of products, and measures to curb premature product obsolescence. These changes would have lasting effects for products sold in the EU.

EU representative actions: do they represent a major consumer rights shakeup?

Edward Turtle and Tracey Bischofberger

We consider the implications of a new EU Directive to introduce representative actions for breaches of certain EU laws, including consumer rights, product liability and product safety legislation.

Productwise 3-2-1

Tracey Bischofberger, Matt Howsare and Claire Temple

Introducing Productwise 3-2-1, our monthly bite-sized digest of the current key issues in products law.

General Product Safety Directive Consultation: Commission Checks its Safety Net for Holes

Jamie Humphreys and Edward Turtle

The European Commission is holding a consultation on proposed amendments to the EU’s General Product Safety Directive.

EU and AI – Navigating the European Approach

Fergal Duggan

Get access to Cooley’s webinar on the European Commission’s White Paper on Artificial Intelligence

COVID-19: Weekly Life Sciences Digest – International Collaboration and Adjusted Exports/Import Rules

Sarah-Jane Dobson, Edward Turtle and Alicia Johnson-Cole

With COVID-19 heralding unprecedented changes in the sector, our life sciences products experts provide a weekly summary of key international developments to keep you up to date.

Flexibility for our furry friends

Sarah-Jane Dobson and Olivia Flasch

EU regulators have taken steps to address supply chain disruption and increased demand in veterinary medicines caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Insurance: Not Much of a Muchness

Many policyholders believe that the insurance available on the market covering a particular type of risk is much of a muchness. The disputes about insurance cover for business interruption losses due to COVID-19 have highlighted that this assumption is misconceived. Insurance policies are not commoditised. There are no standard forms […]

EU adjusted 2020 Work Programme: product safety and consumer rights remain on the agenda

Tracey Bischofberger

The European Commission published its adjusted Work Programme for 2020, following the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Product safety and consumer law initiatives remain very much on the Commission’s agenda. However, some timelines have been extended and stakeholders will be given additional time to contribute to consultations to help shape future policy and law in these areas.