The EU Court of Justice dismisses an appeal and rules that in-house lawyers should not be permitted to appear before EU courts (Polish Electronic Communications Office)

Introduction On 6 September 2012 the Court of Justice of the European Union (ECJ) upheld an earlier decision of the General Court (formerly the Court of First Instance) [1] in the Prezes Urzedu Komunikacji Elektronicznej case that in-house lawyers cannot represent their client companies before EU courts [2]. There is no further right of appeal in this matter and the judgment applies to proceedings in both the ECJ and the General Court. Background This appeal arose after the General Court dismissed an application on 23 May 2011 brought by the chair of the Polish Electronic Communications Office (UKE) to annul a European Commission decision concerning a common regulatory framework for electronic communications networks and services. The General Court declared the proceeding

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  • Commonwealth Secretariat (London)

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Gavin Murphy, The EU Court of Justice dismisses an appeal and rules that in-house lawyers should not be permitted to appear before EU courts (Polish Electronic Communications Office), 6 septembre 2012, e-Competitions Due Process Research Program, Art. N° 51092

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