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  1. Legal news
    27 May 2020
    A salutary reminder of the importance of following internal policies when negotiating purchase agreements by email
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/a-salutary-reminder-of-the-importance-of-following-internal-policies

    As the shift to home working looks like it is here to stay, at least for the next few months, it is more important than ever that employees follow internal policies when negotiating new contracts. In Athena Brands Ltd v ...

  2. Legal news
    30 September 2019
    Harassment and the hospitality sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/harassment-and-the-hospitality-sector

    Since news broke of the Weinstein scandal in 2017, the #metoo movement has exploded on social media and has become something larger than just an internet movement. The spotlight has placed the often taboo subject of ...

  3. Legal news
    30 September 2019
    New rules on short term leases in Italy
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/new-rules-on-short-term-leases-in-italy

    The Italian Parliament has converted Law Decree n. 34 (the 'Growth Decree') into Law n. 58 with amendments, with effect from 30th June 2019. This introduced a range of provisions for short term rental properties. The ...

  4. Legal news
    30 September 2019
    Implications of a no-deal Brexit for hotels
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/implications-of-a-no-deal-brexit-for-hotels

    Although the likelihood of the UK exiting the EU without a deal on 31 October 2019 has diminished due to the passage of a law aimed at blocking a no-deal exit, UK employers should remain cautious and be ready for ...

  5. Legal news
    01 October 2019
    Check-in - October 2019
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/global/check-in-october-2019

    Welcome to your quarterly newsletter from Bird & Bird's Hotels & Leisure team.

  6. Legal news
    30 September 2019
    HMRC v Fortyseven Park Street
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2019/uk/hmrc-v-fortyseven-park-street

    Timeshare apartments are not always exempt from VAT according to a recent decision from the Court of Appeal (CoA). In the past, suppliers have treated timeshares as supplies of land which are exempt from VAT. By finding ...

  7. Legal news
    27 May 2020
    New proposed law in Italy on short term leases
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/italy/new-proposed-law-in-italy-on-short-term-leases

    In the last four months, the Italian government has tried to propose a regulation on short term leases of residential properties in order to introduce more rigid rules on people leasing in more than one location.

  8. Legal news
    27 May 2020
    HMRC Ramps up criminal Investigations for Failing to Prevent the Facilitation of Tax Evasion
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/uk/hmrc-ramps-up-criminal-investigations-for-failing-to-prevent-the-facilitation-of-tax-evasion

    In February HMRC announced that nine businesses were under criminal investigation for failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion with a further 21 businesses across 10 different sectors under review. We are told ...

  9. Legal news
    17 September 2020
    Negligence of hotel staff: consideration of a carrier’s liability under Regulation 261
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/negligence-of-hotel-staff-consideration-of-a-carriers-liability-under-regulation-261

    Amongst a growing body of case law on Regulation (EC) 261/2004, the ruling of the Court of Justice of the European Union in NM, acting as liquidator of NIKI Luftfahrt GmbH v ON considered the responsibilities and ...

  10. Legal news
    23 March 2020
    The impact of Coronavirus on banking arrangements in the hotel sector
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/the-impact-of-coronavirus-on-banking-arrangements-in-the-hotel-sector

    As countries shut borders, advise against travel and lock down entire countries, many hotels are considering closing their doors. The worldwide disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has created an unprecedented ...