Global Expert Community: The sustainability and digitalisation imperatives shaping EU Consumer Law

In recent decades, the European Union has become a major driver behind the development of consumer law. It has managed to establish a kind of ‘consumer code’, even if the legislation does not appear under this label. this code is comprised of three ‘blocks’ of legislation. The first, composed of the modalities of contract conclusion, of the control of unfair terms and unfair commercial practices. The second is a special part which deals with particular types of consumer contracts – sales, consumer credit travel, time sharing and product liability. And the third deals with the enforcement of individual and collective consumer rights within the nation state and cross-border in the EU.