The EEA Single Market - 2016 EFTA Court Spring Conference
On Friday 3 June 2016 the EFTA Court held its annual Spring Conference on the subject „The EFTA Court as a European Single Market Court”. Some 140 participants, amongst them members of the Court of Justice of the European Union, the European Court of Human Rights, the EFTA States’ Supreme Courts, government representatives, practitioners and academics, gathered to discuss topics President Baudenbacher referred to in his opening speech as the “beef” of EEA law. In the morning session, Judge Páll Hreinsson elaborated on „The Key Differences with regard to the Scope of the Fundamental Freedoms in the EU and the EEA“. Dr. Romina Polley, partner at the law firm Clearly Gottlieb, shared her insights by elucidating the role of the EFTA Court as a European single market court in the field of competition law. The afternoon session was commenced by Carsten Zatschler, Director of ESA’s Directorate of Legal and Executive Affairs, who gave a vivid talk on State aid law. Prof. Jeffrey Golden, Chairman of P.R.I.M.E. Finance Foundation, assessed the “The Role of Courts in a Systemic Crisis”, and Prof. Catherine Barnard provided the audience with her insightful views on “Social Policy and the EU referendum in the UK”. The sessions were moderated by the EFTA Court’s legal secretaries Jørgen Reinholdtsen, Marie Cournot, Dag Sørlie Lund and Philipp Speitler.
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Press Release 06/16 - Case E-24/15 - Walter Waller v Liechtensteinische Invalidenversicherung
Judgment in Case E-24/15 - Walter Waller v Liechtensteinische Invalidenversicherung
Order of the Court in Case E-2/16 - Gerhard Spitzer v EFTA Surveillance Authority
Order of the Court in Case E-2/16 - Gerhard Spitzer v EFTA Surveillance Authority, delivered on 24 May 2016.
Visit of President Carl Baudenbacher to the EFTA Surveillance Authority
On 11 and 12 May 2016, President Carl Baudenbacher visited the EFTA Surveillance Authority in Brussels upon the invitation of President Sven Erik Svedman. He was accompanied by his spouse, Dr. Doris Baudenbacher-Tandler, and his Head of Cabinet, Dr. Philipp Speitler. After talks with ESA President Svedman and the other College Members Helga Jónsdóttir and Frank J. Büchel, President Baudenbacher gave a lecture for the ESA staff on the subject "Homogeneity - Reciprocity - Proportionality - Three Fundamental Principles of EEA Law." (See also http://www.eftasurv.int/press--publications/press-releases/other/2016/05.)
Press Release 05/16 - Case E-19/15 - EFTA Surveillance Authority v the Principality of Liechtenstein
Press Release 04/16 - Joined Cases E-15/15 and E-16/15 - Franz-Josef Hagedorn v Vienna-Life Lebensversicherung AG and Rainer Armbruster v Swiss Life (Liechtenstein) AG
Judgment in Case E-19/15 - EFTA Surveillance Authority v the Principality of Liechtenstein
Judgment in Case E-19/15 - EFTA Surveillance Authority v the Principality of Liechtenstein, delivered in open Court on 10 May 2016.
Judgment in Joined Cases E-15/15 and E-16/15 - Franz-Josef Hagedorn v Vienna-Life Lebensversicherung AG and Rainer Armbruster v Swiss Life (Liechtenstein) AG
Judgment in English and German in Joined Cases E-15/15 and E-16/15 - Franz-Josef Hagedorn v Vienna-Life Lebensversicherung AG and Rainer Armbruster v Swiss Life (Liechtenstein) AG, delivered in open Court on 10 May 2016.
President Carl Baudenbacher visited Lima
Upon invitation of Dr Luis Diez Canseco, former President of the Court of Justice of the Andean Community, the President of the Court, Prof. Dr Dr Carl Baudenbacher, visited Peru in the week of 25 April. He was accompanied by his spouse, Dr Doris Baudenbacher-Tandler, by Dr Laura Melusine Baudenbacher, Legal Secretary at the Swiss Federal Administrative Court, and by his Head of Cabinet, Dr Philipp Speitler.
On 25 April he had a meeting with Dr. Diez Canseco. Amongst the participants of that meeting were Dr Ricardo Guillermo Vinatea Medina, Justice at the Supreme Court of Peru, and Prof. Roy Raúl Solórzano Solórzano, Director of the Masters Program in Intellectual Property and Competition Law at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú PUCP. On 27 April he paid a visit to Mr Walker San Miguel Rodríguez, Secretary General of the Andean Community. In the evening of that day he was received by the President of the Supreme Court of Peru, Doctor Víctor Ticona Postigo, and his delegation. On Thursday, 28 April, President Baudenbacher delivered the keynote speech at the annual international conference of PUCP’s law faculty on the topic “A Two Pillar System for South America (Mercosur/Andean Community)? - Experiences from the EEA”. Further speakers were Dr Laura Melusine Baudenbacher (“Key Issues of Competition Law Enforcement. Burden and Standard of Proof – Standard of Review – Extraterritorial Application”) and Dr Philipp Speitler (“Display Band and Plain Packaging Litigating and Arbitrating the Nudging of Smokers”)
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