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ECJ 15 July 2021, joined cases C-152/50 and C-218/20 (SC Gruber Logistics), Applicable Law

DG, EH – v – SC Gruber Logistics SRL (C-152/20) and Sindicatul Lucrătorilor din Transporturi, DT – v – SC Samidani Trans SRL (C-218/20), Romanian cases

Keywords Applicable Law
  • Abstract

      If parties choose the applicable law pursuant to Article 8(1) of the Rome I Regulation, the objectively applicable law (ex Article 8(2-4) does not apply with the exception of ‘provisions that cannot be derogated from by agreement’. Moreover, the choice for the applicable law must be free, but is considered to be made freely even if the employee merely accepts a clause drafted by the employer.

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