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  1. April 8, 2014

    European Court of Justice rules EU data collection laws illegal

    Europe’s top court has ruled that EU law forcing telecommunications companies to store customer data for up to two years was...

  2. April 1, 2014

    Mobile group Three in EU court win over £1bn UK tax

    A defeat for the government in Europe’s highest court has paved the way for over £1bn of tax losses racked up by Three, the...

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  1. March 28, 2014

    Littlewoods on course for £1.2bn payout in tax refund battle

    Littlewoods is on course for a £1.2bn payout from the public purse, after the High Court sided with the UK home shopping...

  2. March 23, 2014

    David Cameron urged to tone down anti-immigration rhetoric

    David Cameron has been urged to tone down his anti-immigration rhetoric by some of his own MPs who have launched a new group...

  3. March 21, 2014

    Is fighting outside work grounds for the sack?

    An employee has been accused of severely injuring another man in a fight after work. We’re worried this incident – reported...

  4. March 18, 2014

    German court rejects EU crisis fund complaints

    Germany’s constitutional court on Tuesday lifted a cloud of uncertainty hanging over the eurozone bailout fund by ruling...

  5. February 19, 2014

    EU warns UK against plans to limit benefits for migrants

    Britain risks being dragged to court by Brussels over its plan to curb access to social security benefits for European...

  6. February 17, 2014

    ECB governing council member attacks German court ruling on OMT

    A member of the European Central Bank’s governing council has attacked Germany’s highest court for intruding into...

  7. February 13, 2014

    Karlsruhe fallout highlights power of ECB

    Explaining why markets have moved in one direction or another is not always easy. Explaining why they have not moved at all...

  8. February 10, 2014

    Courts, voters and the threat of another euro crisis

    Germany has surrendered and the euro is saved. That seems to be the markets’ interpretation of last week’s ruling by the...

  9. February 9, 2014

    Germany’s constitutional court has strengthened the eurosceptics

    When the first headlines came out on Friday morning, it looked as if the German constitutional court had caved in. It...

  10. February 7, 2014

    Q&A: Germany’s constitutional court and the bond-buying plan

    Germany’s constitutional court has deferred judgment on a controversial complaint about a European Central Bank bond-buying...

  11. February 7, 2014

    The euro after the Karlsruhe ruling

    Nearly two years after Mario Draghi announced he would do “whatever it takes” to save the euro, it is still unclear whether...

  12. The World

    February 7, 2014

    Courts and contradictions: Karlsruhe speaks out

    German Constitutional Court (Matthias Hangst/Getty Images) We don’t like what the European Central Bank is doing – but if...

  13. FT Alphaville

    February 7, 2014

    The OMT -- um, what does this thing do again? A Bundesverfassungsgericht guide

    Arguably, none of the below matters now. That’s the prime effect of the German constitutional court turning to the European...

  14. FT Alphaville

    February 7, 2014

    The (early) Lunch Wrap

    Good morning New York, FT ALPHAVILLE Hot potato passed, bailout legality edition: Dan’s notes that the German constitutional...

  15. February 7, 2014

    German court refers ECB bond-buying programme to European justice

    The European Central Bank won an important victory on Friday after its pivotal plan to buy up government bonds, a scheme...

  16. January 22, 2014

    European court rejects UK challenge against EU short-selling ban

    Britain suffered a serious defeat in its campaign to limit the power of EU financial watchdogs after Europe’s highest court...

  17. January 12, 2014

    JPMorgan in $200m lawsuit against Berlin transport authority

    JPMorgan and BVG, the Berlin transport authority, are set to begin a $200m High Court trial over a complex credit default...

  18. beyondbrics

    December 16, 2013

    Hungary's high court ruling boosts banks, upholds rule of law

    A ruling on Monday by the Kuria, Hungary’s supreme court, that foreign-currency loans issued in the past decade by local...

  19. December 12, 2013

    Europe deems Revenue’s attempt to stop tax refunds ‘unlawful’

    The Treasury has stepped closer to paying out several billion of pounds of tax refunds to multinationals with UK...

  20. December 3, 2013

    German upper house files lawsuit to ban neo-Nazi party

    Germany’s neo-Nazi party faces a legal challenge to its existence after the Bundesrat, the upper house of parliament, filed...

  21. December 2, 2013

    Fresh warning on Scotland’s EU status

    EU states and institutions would be legally obliged to launch negotiations on Scotland’s status in the EU if Scottish...

  22. November 22, 2013

    Brussels to launch antitrust probe into sales of pay-TV rights

    Brussels is poised to launch a formal antitrust probe into sales of pay-TV rights to screen premium sports and Hollywood...

  23. November 19, 2013

    Brussels bureaucrats forced to take pay freeze after ECJ ruling

    Brussels officials will have to forgo a 2011 pay rise after the EU’s top court ruled that they cannot shield themselves from...

  24. beyondbrics

    November 8, 2013

    Poland: driving on the wrong side of the road

    Poland has some of the worst roads and most dire traffic death statistics in the European Union – which is why a recent...

  25. October 27, 2013

    Investors push back over banks’ allowances to dodge bonus cap

    European banks are heading for a clash with investors over plans to use new variable cash payments dubbed allowances to deal...

  26. October 17, 2013

    What are the maternity rights of a surrogate mother?

    A member of staff has entered into a surrogacy arrangement and will be giving birth to another woman’s child in about six...

  27. September 25, 2013

    George Osborne takes EU to court over bank bonus cap

    Britain is taking legal action against an EU cap on bankers’ bonuses in an attempt to strike down the measure on the grounds...

  28. September 12, 2013

    UK wins backing on clash with EU over short selling rules

    Britain has secured an important legal breakthrough in its campaign to check over-reach from Brussels, as a senior adviser...

  29. September 4, 2013

    Mosley takes Google privacy battle to French court

    Max Mosley has accused Google of fighting for a “completely mad principle” at the start of a far-reaching court case in...

  30. June 25, 2013

    Google gets backing from EU court on search results

    Google will not have to remove personal data appearing on its search engine, an adviser to the EU’s top court said in a...

  31. June 11, 2013

    Drama grips court and gnaws at psyche

    Few things gnaw at the German psyche more than uncertainty. As the country’s constitutional court on Tuesday heard evidence...

  32. May 3, 2013

    MasterCard fails to delay action over transaction fees

    MasterCard, which is being sued at the High Court by several high street retailers including Wm Morrison and Asda, has...

  33. May 3, 2013

    Industry loses case against minimum alcohol price

    The drinks industry has lost a legal challenge against Scottish government plans to introduce a minimum price for alcohol,...

  34. April 22, 2013

    London mayor defends Square Mile

    Boris Johnson has mounted a defence of the City of London against “endless demagogic attacks”, citing the financial sector’s...

  35. April 19, 2013

    Britain challenges EU over ‘Tobin tax’

    Britain launched legal action against Brussels on Friday in an aggressive move to block an EU levy on financial...

  36. April 17, 2013

    Internet copyright rulings quashed

    British citizens can browse the internet without fear of litigation, after the Supreme Court quashed a previous ruling that...

  37. FT Alphaville

    April 3, 2013

    Guest post: Cyprus, when EMU broke and trust was undermined

    The ‘Cypriot precedent’ and experiment with capital controls, a first for the eurozone, are still reverberating around the...

  38. March 15, 2013

    ‘New way’ pope faces old forces

    In the short time since his election as the first non-European Pope in almost 1,300 years, Francis has already sought to...

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