In April 2018, the European Commission proposed a remake of the framework conditions for consumer rights in the EU in order to improve the protection of EU consumers and strengthen the enforcement of consumer protection rules. Since then, the EU legislator has been active and issued a number of legislative acts at EU level.

In this Part 1 of our Client Alert we cover the main aspects of the Better Enforcement Directive, which entered into force on 7 January 2020 and must be transposed into national law by 28 November 2021.

Key highlights:

  • Main changes in EU consumer protection law
  • The Better Enforcement Directive
  • How can companies prepare?


In Part 2 of our Client Alert we cover the proposal of the European Commission for the Representative Actions Directive and recent developments in this regard.

Key highlights:

  • Main changes in EU consumer protection law
  • Key elements of the draft Representative Actions Directive
  • How can companies prepare?


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