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Thierry Granturco

Thierry Granturco est avocat aux Barreaux de Paris et de Bruxelles, spécialiste de droit du sport. Il est actif dans le milieu du football professionnel depuis plus de 20 ans après avoir lui-même joué à haut niveau à l'Olympique Lyonnais (OL).

Cyprus to modify discriminatory excise duty rules for imported second-hand motorcycles

The European Commission has formally requested Cyprus to amend its legislation on depreciation scales for the calculation of excise duties on second-hand motorcycles because the current rules discriminate against imported motorcycles. The Commission considers that the current legislation is in breach of EU rules on tax discrimination against products imported …

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Localization of professional drivers by GPS versus data privacy

« Do not permanently have your employer on your back » is often one of the benefits of their profession that is relied on by drivers. New technologies, including in vehicle computer facilities, call into question the veracity of this statement and tend to be relegated to the ranks of illusion. These …

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The European commission gives guidance to Europe’s insurance industry to ensure non- discrimination between women and men in insurance premiums

The European Commission has adopted guidelines to help the insurance industry implement unisex pricing, after the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that different premiums for men and women constitute sex discrimination. In its ruling on the Test-Achats case on 1 March 2011 (Case C-236/09), the Court of …

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The « place of delivery » as set out in article 5-1 b) of the Brussels Regulation

Since the publication of Regulation (EC) No 44/2001, the determination of « place of delivery » as set out under article 5-1 b), which sets territorial competence for all disputes arising from sales contracts, has raised multiple questions and uncertainties, particularly as a result of differing interpretations of courts of the Member …

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Further perspectives on the working time of truck drivers

This ruling addresses two technical issues, which have implications for working time on the road. The first concerns the interpretation of the term « operations centre », in paragraphs 21 following the judgement of the Court of Justice of 18 January 2001 (Case C-297/99, Skills Motor Coaches and Others: Rec. ECJ 2001, …

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Competition: in the field of road transport: new sanctions

Direct and indirect price fixing, market sharing, handling tendering procedures, submitting false quotes to clients: there are many anti- competitive practices that have already been penalised by the Competition Authority in France and the European Commission. The Court of the European Union confirms the seriousness of these practices by invalidating …

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Selective distribution network. Motor vehicle. Concept of « criteria » within the meaning of Regulation (EC) No 1400/2002. Ruling.

When a car manufacturer opts for a qualitative selective distribution system, it applies to select distributors, using purely qualitative criteria which do not directly limit the number of authorised distributors. When it opts for a quantitative selective distribution system, it selects distributors based on quantitative criteria, as well as qualitative …

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Taxation of Motor Vehicles in Romania is again illegal

Coming into force on 1 July 2008, an « emergency ordinance » of the Romanian Government (OUG no.50/2008) introduced , in article 2, a tax on pollution for motor vehicles transporting passengers or goods, which is presented as a measure « to improve air quality and comply with limits prescribed by the law …

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The definition of new vehicle in relations between suppliers and their networks

The registration of a vehicle alone is not enough to award it the classification of ‘pre-owned vehicle’. It was up to the Court of Appeal to research whether the vehicles had already been driven on the road. Supreme Court, Commerical Chamber, 15 March 2011, n°10-11.854, P+B, SAS Toyota France c/ …

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