AG Opinion on Orange Polska: Signing a contract with the courier present can be undue influence under UCPD

“On 30 January 2019, the AG opinion on case C-628/17 Orange Polska has been published. This is a case of great significance as it is the first one clarifying the meaning of aggressive practices and especially undue influence under the Unfair Commercial Practices Directive (UCPD). In the last year there has been a growing interest on aggressive practice with this being the second case on aggressive practices, following the judgment on Wind Tre, after the Directive being in force for more than 10 years. It is not clear why this is happening now, yet it is a welcome development. Perhaps it is telling that both these cases concern telecommunications companies …” (more)

[Recent developments in European Consumer Law, 31 January]

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