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  1. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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.

  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
    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.

  8. Legal news
    27 May 2020
    The Fertile Business Landscape in Myanmar

    Myanmar is set to be the new focal point in Asia as its economy experiences robust growth rates. Legislative and economic reforms in recent years coupled with infrastructural improvements have encouraged foreign direct ...

  9. Legal news
    27 May 2020
    Restrictions on short term stay in residential schemes

    The rapid rise in popularity of owners of residential properties providing short-stay holiday letting (STHL) services through Airbnb and other online portals has created a host of new issues in residential schemes and ...

  10. Legal news
    28 May 2020
    Check-in - May 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.