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The EC's proposal for an ecodesign regulation
Bulgaria: Contractual set-off as a quasi-security in commercial and financial transactions
The Supreme Court confirmed parties' freedom to contractually modify any of the prerequisites for set-off under Bulgarian law, thus permitting various quasi-security arrangements in commercial and financial contracts that creditors may avail themselves of.
21 June 2021
Der Modus operandi bei NFTs und die Crux mit dem Modus
23 June 2021 - 30 June 2021
NFT: An all-round legal view of Non-Fungible Tokens | Webinar
Did you miss our webinar, or do you want to listen to the discussed topics again? Watch the NFT webinar video recordings here!
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.
07 May 2020
Czech Republic: Top ten most common mistakes in terms & conditions for e-shops (not only) in the time of coronavirus
08 April 2020
Slovenia: Secure your receivables while enforcement is suspended
01 April 2020
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.
01 April 2020
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.
30 March 2020
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.
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.
20 March 2020
Czech Republic: What changes will impact your business in connection with COVID-19?
19 March 2020
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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G.Petkova A.Mihaljević* L.Dočekalová S.Bednář A.Turi M.Kovács S.Lazăr B.Rajić J.Primožič M.Lučivjanský
cee overview - business to consumer protection
Consumer protection as a strategic goal of the EU
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.
09 April 2019
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.
24 September 2018
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.
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.