Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 148 (Sep)
Court: Court of Justice of the European Communities (Third Chamber)

Judges Macken (President of the Chamber), Gulmann (Rapporteur) and Puissochet

Judgment Dates: 26 September 2002


European Community - Directive - Transposition into national law - Legal services - Practice of profession of lawyer in member state other than member state of qualification - France failing to implement directive within prescribed time-limit - Whether France failing to fulfil obligations under directive - Parliament and Council Directive (EC) 98/5.

The Case

By failing to adopt the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with Directive 98-5-EC (to facilitate practice of the profession of lawyer on a permanent basis in a member state other than that in which the qualification was obtained), France had failed to fulfil its obligations under that directive.

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