Marleasing SA v La Comercial Internacional de Alimentacion SA

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    Marleasing SA v La Comercial Internacional de Alimentacion SA Case C-106/89 ECJ (0 other reports)

In Marleasing SA v La Comercial Internacional de Alimentacion Case C-106/89 ECJ, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) held that a national court hearing a case that falls within the scope of an EC Directive is required to interpret its national law in the light of the wording and scope of that Directive, whether the provisions in question were adopted before or after the Directive.

This case arose out of a dispute involving two Spanish companies and an apparent conflict between the Spanish Civil Code and Article 11 of Council Directive 68/151/EC 'on the coordination of safeguards which…are required by Member States of companies…with a view to making such safeguards equivalent throughout the Community'.