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Directive 2011/7/EU (Late payment in Commercial Transactions)—applicability to and effect on Member State governments where continuing failures of public authorities to pay timeously (European Commission v Italian Republic)

Published on: 04 February 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Directive 2011/7/EU (Late payment in Commercial Transactions)—applicability to and effect on Member State governments where continuing failures of public authorities to pay timeously (European Commission v Italian Republic)
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Article summary

Commercial analysis: The court found that the Italian Republic, by not ensuring that its public authorities effectively complied with the periods for payment under Article 4(3) and (4) of Directive 2011/7/EU (Late payment in Commercial Transactions) had failed to fulfil its obligations under the Directive. Written by Iain G. Mitchell QC (Scotland), barrister, at Tanfield Chambers. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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