15. 10. 2020

Defective goods: do you know your consumer rights?

You might at times be left disappointed by a new product due to it being defective or breaking down soon after you purchase it - but do you know what to do next and what your rights are?
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15. 10. 2020

Difficult-to-repair damage as a requirement for issuing an interim injunction

Even though the institute of interim injunction spans several areas of law and that interim injunctions, therefore, differ from one another, they all serve a common purpose: it is an urgent measure issued by the court to prevent difficult to repair damage from occurring before the court has a chance to decide ta case.
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15. 10. 2020

How to repay the claims of foreign debtors?

Nowadays, it is common for companies to operate across the entire European market, not just in Slovenia. However, doing business across the European Single Market is not always plain sailing and problems can arise when attempting to recover cross-border debts, which can prove an expensive endeavor. In this article, we bring you the easiest and cheapest way to recover cross-border debt.
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15. 9. 2020

Air carriers "unruly passenger" compensation exemption

In one of the previous editions of Legal Buzz we presented the options available to air passengers in accordance with Regulation 261/2004 establishing common rules on compensation and assistance to passengers in the event they are denied boarding, or their flights are cancelled or the subject of a long delay. Namely, the latter determines the right of passengers to adequate compensation of up to EUR 600.00 in the event of a flight delay, whereby the passenger is not entitled to compensation in the event of an extraordinary circumstances.
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15. 9. 2020

Administrative dispute and the right to a main hearing

The Supreme Court of the Republic of Slovenia reaffirmed the opinion of the Constitutional Court of the Republic of Slovenia and the European Court of Human Rights and emphasized the importance of holding the main hearing in proceedings before the Administrative Court. Main hearings (not just written examination of applications) are set to become standard practice before the Administrative Court.
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15. 9. 2020

Safeguarding Slovenian strategic assets against unwanted foreign investors – Part 2

In one of the latest issues of Legal Buzz, we outlined the screening process for foreign direct investments, which requires investors to register their intended investment and obtain permission from the Ministry of Economic Development and Technology (hereinafter: MGRT). Below we outline some features of the foreign direct investment screening process that were revealed in practice.
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14. 7. 2020

Does your online platform meet the new requirements of the European law?

On 12 July 2020, Regulation (EU) 2019/1150 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 20 June 2019 on promoting fairness and transparency for business users of online intermediation services (hereinafter: Regulation) became applicable. In the May edition of Legal Buzz, we wrote about what to look for when opening an online store. In this issue, we outline the new conditions that you or providers of online platforms you use may have to meet.
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14. 7. 2020

Improved position for debtors in creditor compulsory settlement proceedings

On 14 May 2020, the Constitutional Court issued ruling Ref. No. U-I-222/18, which has bettered the position of debtors in so-called creditor compulsory settlement proceedings and, inter alia, now allows them to appeal orders to initiate compulsory settlement issued on foot of a creditor's petition.
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14. 7. 2020

Labour Inspectorate activity report 2019

The Labour Inspectorate carried out more than 14,000 inspections in 2019 and detected more than 25,000 different violations, imposing fines totalling approx. EUR 4.1 million, up marginally on 2018 figures.
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18. 6. 2020

Conduct of Contracting Authorities in Case of Non-Compliance with Subcontracting Conditions

In public procurement procedures, tenderers often have questions related to references provided to them by subcontractors. In light of the decision issued by the National Review Commission for Reviewing Public Procurement Award Procedures, which garnered widespread media attention, contracting authorities will now have to call on tenderers to change subcontractors if the latter do not meet the tender criteria or there are grounds for exclusion.
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