Tag Archive: consumer protection

Germany: Act against Improper Business Practices in force

The Act against Improper Business Practices (“the Act”), passed by the German legislator, came into force on 9 October 2013, although some of its provisions on collections will take effect on 1 November 2014. The Act contains several amendments to different laws and aims to protect consumers against certain business practices especially with regard to law …

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The New Consumer Rights Bill – The Future for Digital Content

By Patrick Mitchell and Dylan Kennett Earlier this week, the Queen delivered her annual speech at the State opening of Parliament.  Amongst the matters covered, were plans to draft the long awaited Consumer Rights Bill (the ‘Bill’) – in response to calls for simplified consumer protection laws.  Currently, there are eight pieces of related legislation …

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