11 october 2021
Public procurement: Directive on public works, public supply and public service contracts
Article 20(1) of Directive No 2014/24 does not preclude a Member State from imposing additional criteria beyond those laid down by that provision, thereby excluding from reserved public procurement procedures certain economic operators which satisfy the criteria laid down in that provision, provided that that Member State complies with the principles of equal treatment and proportionality.
CJEU, Case C-598/19 Confederación Nacional de Centros Especiales de Empleo (Conacee), Judgment of 6 October 2021, LawLex202100005508JBJ
Intellectual property – Legal protection of computer programs
The lawful purchaser of a computer program is entitled, under Article 5(1) of Directive No 91/250 to decompile all or part of that program in order to correct errors affecting its operation, even where the correction consists in disabling a function that is affecting the proper operation of the application of which that program forms a part.
CJEU, Case C-13/20 Top System SA, Judgment of 6 October 2021, LawLex202100005504JB