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  1. Legal news
    09 April 2020
    State aid support to the Hotel and Leisure sector following the COVID-19 outbreak
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2020/global/state-aid-support-to-the-hotel-and-leisure-sector-following-the-covid19-outbreak

    The European Commission has recognised the Hotel and Leisure sector as one of the sectors hit hardest by the COVID-19 outbreak. The impact of the COVID-19 crisis on the Hotel and Leisure sector is unparalleled. The ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Legal news
    01 February 2021
    2021: the year sustainability moves to the top of the agenda for stakeholders in the hotel industry?
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/2021-the-year-sustainability-moves-to-the-top-of-the-agenda-for-stakeholders-in-the-hotel-industry

    Key stakeholders in the hotel & leisure industry are showing an ever-increasing interest in sustainability in relation to the running of their business. In this article we look at the concept of sustainability for the ...

  4. Legal news
    01 February 2021
    Looking forward to 2021: Key employment issues for UK Hotel & Leisure employers
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/looking-forward-to-2021-key-employment-issues-for-uk-hotel-and-leisure-employers

    2020 has been a tough year for Hotel & Leisure employers in the UK, as elsewhere in the world. This article looks at the employment-related developments and changes you need to be aware of for the 12 months ahead, in ...

  5. Legal news
    01 February 2021
    HMA Bites: Performance Tests
    www.twobirds.com/en/news/articles/2021/global/hma-bites-performance-tests

    Welcome to HMA Bites! In each edition of Check-In we will take a concise look at an issue relating to hotel management agreements ("HMAs") and provide insight, tips and advice based on our experience in practice. In ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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.

  10. 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 ...