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  1. Legal news
    14 May 2019
    Check-in - May 2019

    Helping you stay up to date with the latest news, trends and hot topics in the international Hotels & Leisure market.

  2. Legal news
    28 May 2020
    Italy: new operational rules for hotels

    After two months of full lockdown, Italy is slowly starting the so- called "2nd phase", by re-opening activities under strict operational rules. The debate between central Government, health authority and the regions ...

  3. Legal news
    27 May 2020
    New tax rules relating to OTAs

    Until recently, global online travel agencies (OTAs) did not have to add Australian goods and services tax (GST) when processing Australian-based accommodation and hotel bookings on the basis that the merchant service ...

  4. Legal news
    14 April 2020
    COVID-19: Hotels & Leisure sector in Singapore secure temporary suspension of contractual obligations and rental relief under the COVID-19 (Temporary Measures) Act of 2020

    Tourism and leisure is a vital sector of Singapore's economy. Based on the latest Q3 2019 figures, the most recent before the outbreak of COVID-19, Tourism Receipts for that quarter alone stood at S$7.4 billion and ...

  5. Legal news
    18 September 2020
    Marriott International Facing Class Action In Addition to Potential GDPR Fine

    Marriott International announced a significant data breach two years ago following which the UK's data protection regulator, the ICO, issued a statement in July 2019 citing an intention to fine Marriott £99.2 million ...

  6. Legal news
    28 May 2020
    UK: Hotels & COVID-19: Q&A for UK employers

    The outbreak of Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) has understandably had a huge impact on the hospitality sector, with significant workforce implications. This Q&A tackles some key queries in relation to the management of ...

  7. Legal news
    06 April 2020
    The impact of Coronavirus on the lease contracts in the Spanish hotel sector

    The declaration of the State of Alarm last Friday, March 13, and the approval of extraordinary urgent measures to deal with the economic and social impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), has led to the application of a ...

  8. Legal news
    27 May 2020
    Legal alternatives in Spain for running a hotel business

    In this article we explore the rise of the hotel industry in Spain, where more and more private real estate investors are seeking to acquire hotel assets as an alternative to more mainstream real estate investments.

  9. Legal news
    22 September 2020
    Check-in - September 2020

    Welcome to your regular newsletter from Bird & Bird's Hotels & Leisure team We are delighted to share the fourth edition of Check-In - Bird & Bird's regular newsletter for Hotel & Leisure businesses.

  10. Legal news
    28 May 2020
    In New York Laser Clinic v Naturastudios Limited English law provided a remedy where there was no contract between the parties

    There can be numerous situations where commercial parties in dispute find that either the contract between them will provide not a remedy to their disagreement, or that in some scenarios there is no contract at all.