Latest blog articles with tag private law

  • law_UBER blog van Mark Kawakami

    Shades of European righteousness in California’s handling of Uber

    18 August 2020
    Back in 2017, the European Court of Justice ruled in Asociación Profesional Elite Taxi v. Uber Systems Spain , SL (Case C-434/15) that Uber offers common transportation services and thus, ought to be regulated as such. Various European national courts subsequently made similar rulings against Uber and admonished the rider-sharing company for their misclassification of their drivers as independent contractors. [1] This question of classification has been a long standing issue given its significance: For the driver, being classified as an “employee” means that they...
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    The regulation of social media influencers

    25 May 2020
    Social media influencers have become increasingly pervasive in the past years. Influencers (also often called content creators) are individuals with a large following on social media who create content which filters information, advertises products and services, offers advice, and promotes political opinions with a significant impact on a broad audience. Nevertheless, their actions remain underexplored in academic literature.
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    Corona virus and online higher education: the technology fallacy

    16 March 2020
    The corona virus is causing education to move from offline to online. In the Netherlands, the government and higher education institutions announced last Thursday (12 March 2020) that all in-person education has to be replaced by online education. Online means more reliance on technology. So here comes technology to the rescue.
  • Do Latin notaries qualify as ‘courts’ and are they bound by the rules of jurisdiction under the European succession regulation?

    31 October 2019
    “What’s in a name?” – William Shakespeare’s famous question readily comes to one’s mind when analysing whether a national legal authority qualifies as a ‘court’ under the European Succession Regulation. In other words: what’s in a ‘court’? It is this very question that Member States are obliged to answer in the context of said Regulation.
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