Rush Portuguesa Ld v Office National d’immigration: ECJ 27 Mar 1990

ECJ Articles 59 and 60 of the EEC Treaty and Articles 215 and 216 of the Act of Accession of Portugal must be interpreted as meaning that an undertaking established in Portugal providing services in the construction and public works sector in another Member State may move with its labour force which it brings from Portugal for the duration of the works in question . In such a case, the authorities of the Member State in whose territory the works are to be carried out may not impose on the supplier of services conditions relating to the recruitment of manpower in situ or the obtaining of work permits for the Portuguese work-force . However, those authorities may check whether an undertaking is not circumventing the provisions of Article 216 of the Act of Accession under the cloak of a provision of services .


C-113/89, [1990] EUECJ C-113/89, [1990] ECR I-3905, [1991] 2 CMLR 818, [1990] ECR 1-1417





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Held: ‘It is at first sight surprising that the English Commercial Court should be the forum in . .
AppliedRaymond Vander Elst v Office des Migrations Internationales ECJ 1994
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CitedLow and Others, Regina (on the Application of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department Admn 21-Jan-2009
In each case the applicant, a company based in Ireland had employed in its restaurants, Chinese nationals who were unlawfully present here. The company sought judicial review of the arrest of its employees.
Held: ‘None of the claimants had any . .
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Updated: 01 June 2022; Ref: scu.160258