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Court of Justice considers consumer status of commonhold associations (Condominio di Milano, via Meda v Eurothermo SpA)

Published on: 06 April 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Court of Justice considers consumer status of commonhold associations (Condominio di Milano, via Meda v Eurothermo SpA)
  • What are the practical implications of this case?
  • What was the background?
  • What did the court decide?
  • Natural person
  • Extension of protection by national case-law
  • Case details

Article summary

Commercial analysis: The Court of Justice has ruled that although a commonhold association is not a ‘consumer’ for the purposes of Directive 93/13/EEC, the Unfair Terms in Consumer Contracts Directive, such an entity may be treated as a ‘consumer’ by the national courts of Member States who have chosen to widen the scope of the protection afforded by Directive 93/13/EEC to such entities. In such cases, the national law intended to transpose Directive 93/13/EEC would apply to a contract between a seller or supplier and a commonhold association. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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