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Our lives have changed completely in a few days due to COVID-19 and the world’s response to it. Governments react with a multitude of regulations, which have a considerable influence on the economy especially for the ...
The combination of federal minimum regulations and further state law tightening is making life difficult for many retailers as well as government agencies.
The growth of e-commerce over the last decade has had a significant impact on most if not all retail markets.
On 25 March 2021, the German Federal Court (the highest civil court in Germany) ruled that German merchants are allowed to apply a surcharge on payments made via PayPal and Sofort.
On 1 January 2019, the new German Packaging Act ("VerpackG") came into force. The act replaces the German Packaging Regulation ("VerpackV") and aims to further reduce adverse impacts of packaging waste on the ...
The ECJ ruled on 5 September 2019 (Case C-28/18) that the acceptance of payments via SEPA direct debit by companies shall not be made conditional to the customer's place of residence.
It's not a secret that the hotel industry in Germany is booming. The past years have seen top figures in terms of the number of guests and overnight stays. Moreover, the German hotel market has become one of the most ...
On 22 March 2021, the EU Council adopted a seventh Directive on Administrative Cooperation between EU Member States in the field of taxation (2021/514/EU) (“DAC7”). It imposes digital platform operators to collect and ...
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