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2021

Quickly adapt with an e-commerce presence and digital business models

The COVID-19 crisis has forced many businesses to sell their goods and services online. Limitations on the number of people who can enter a store or restaurant have made e-commerce solutions necessary even for companies that have never used this channel before.

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Czech Republic: Top ten most common mistakes in terms & conditions for e-shops (not only) in the time of coronavirus

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21 April 2020

austria

Austria: E-Commerce als Rettungsanker in der Krise

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Slovenia: Secure your receivables while enforcement is suspended

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Is Italian coffee really from Italy? What about the origin of Belgian chocolate? It will be clearer for consumers soon

Italian coffee, Belgian chocolate… Everyone apparently knows that coffee is not grown in Italy.

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Poland: COVID-19 as force majeure

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, which the World Health Organization declared a pandemic on 11 March 2020, businesses all over the world have rushed to examine the force majeure clauses in their contracts.

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Selected provisions of terms & conditions for e-shops

Terms and conditions are an indirect arrangement that entrepreneurs and consumers both encounter when engaging in transactions.

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Business in Bulgaria under the new State of Emergency Law of 13 March: Suspended and postponed, but no actual economic support

Over the last few weeks, world leaders have likened the fight against COVID-19 to a war. Urgent measures are required to protect health and lives, justifying a wide range of economic measures, irrespective of their consequences.

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Auswirkungen der COVID-19-Krise auf Verjährungsfristen

Das 2. COVID-19 Gesetz, das nach der Kundmachung im Bundesgesetzblatt (BGBl 16/I/2020) mit Beginn des 22.03.2020 in Kraft getreten ist, enthält auch ein Bundesgesetz betreffend Begleitmaßnahmen zu COVID-19 in der Justiz.

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Czech Republic: What changes will impact your business in connection with COVID-19?

General overview of the coronavirus pandemic and current safeguards

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19 March 2020

austria

G.Leissler

Wenn Verträge wegen Corona unerfüllbar werden

This article was first published on DerStandard, 19.3.2020

Die Bekämpfung des Coronavirus bedingt massive Einschränkungen für uns alle. Auch in Vertragsbeziehungen können als Folge der Corona-Krise zahlreiche Probleme auftreten

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cee overview - business to consumer protection

Consumer protection as a strategic goal of the EU

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Pre-contractual liability for failure to conclude a contract

Sections 1728 and 1729 of the Civil Code expressly stipulate the obligation to compensate damage caused by negotiating a contract without the intention to conclude it and by terminating contractual negotiations without just cause. This article examines how the courts currently interpret these provisions.

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19 November 2019

austria

New rules for Digital Content & Sale of Goods 5/5

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31 October 2019

austria

New rules for Digital Content & Sale of Goods 4/5

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16 October 2019

austria

New rules for Digital Content & Sale of Goods 3/5

e-commerce
(legal insight 3 in a series of 5)

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02 October 2019

austria

New rules for Digital Content & Sale of Goods 2/5

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18 September 2019

austria

New rules for Digital Content & Sale of Goods 1/5

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09 May 2019

hungary

A.Turi M.Kovács

Digital consumer protection in action – HCA launches market study into digital comparison tools

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09 April 2019

austria

Austria: What does "limited space" mean under the Act on Distance Contracts and Off-Premises Contracts?

Directive 2011/83/EU of 25 October 2011 on consumer rights (the "Directive") and the Fern- und Auswärtsgeschäfte-Gesetz (the "FAGG") impose many information obligations on traders before the consumer is bound by a distance or off-premises contract, or any corresponding offer.

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Machine learning algorithms – is a change in approach to civil liability assessment required?

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18 January 2019

hungary

Hungary: Digital consumer protection – Black Friday success turns sour for major online marketplace

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24 September 2018

austria

A.Natterer S.Khalil

Austria: Commercial agent's trial for trial period compensation

Earlier this year, the ECJ ruled that commercial agents are generally entitled to compensation, even if the distribution agreement was terminated during a trial period.

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30 August 2018

romania

A.Gal

Romania: Significant changes to the payment of contravention fines

The payment methods of contravention fines have been simplified as of 24 August 2018 by Act No. 203/2018, on the measures to increase the efficiency of the payment of contravention fines, published in the Official Gazette, Part I, no. 647 of 25 July 2018 (the "Law"). The Law sets forth measures aimed at facilitating the payment of contravention fines.

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04 April 2018

romania

A.Gal

Romania: Medical malpractice suits on the rise. Solutions for insurance companies

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