Wednesday, 5 December 2018

Brexit and consumers: AG Sanchez-Bordona in C-621/18 Wightman

Dear readers,

Yesterday AG Sanchez-Bordona delivered his Opinion in a landmark case C-621/18, in which a group of citizens lead by Mr Wightman challenged the revocability of UK decision to withdraw from the EU, that is, the now famous Art. 50 TEU. AG Sanchez-Bordona proposes that the Court of Justice should find that the case is admissible to the Court and that it should instruct the referring Scottish court that Art. 50 TEU allows the unilateral notification of the intention to withdraw from the EU.

Given that this case does not raise consumer law issues per se, we are not going to provide a detailed analysis (see for detailed account here). The case however may be of an utmost importance for consumer in Britain (see how Brexit may affect consumer protection here) and thus this case deserves a mention on our blog.

And who knows, perhaps it will be a catalyst for a major change? We will see soon and keep you posted!

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