UK Tour Operators Margin Scheme – a Time of Change – Tom Walsh, Deloitte LLP UK – Partner

Since its withdrawal from the European Union (EU) on 31 December 2020, the UK has implemented changes to the Tour Operators Margin Scheme (TOMS). These changes have taken effect during a time when the ability of non-EU established entities to apply TOMS in some EU Member States has begun to curtail, with further action expected from the European Commission. The impact for UK members using TOMS is that the UK margin scheme may no longer be relied upon to account for all VAT due on the sale of EU products.

ABTA UK – It's Not Business Travel As Usual

Business travel and insuring the businesses that arrange business travel post-pandemic will be far from business as usual. There are a number of changes that businesses need to be aware of. This article focusses on the new International Standard and Business Interruption Insurance, although the consequences of the pandemic reach far wider.

Hotel Lawyer: 5 Tips for Your Next Hotel Management Agreement (HMA) – By Jim Butler

After over a year of uncertainty and economic upheaval, the hospitality industry is quickly beginning to recover from the effects of the coronavirus. As hotels welcome an increased number of visitors, many owners are considering how to improve the management of their properties. One of the best ways to do this is to have a good management agreement in place. In this article, my colleague Bob Braun suggests some key things to keep in mind when drafting a new agreement.

Hotel Lawyer: How Does the Supreme Court’s Google V. Oracle Case Impact the Hotel Industry? – By Jim Butler

The recent ruling in Google v. Oracle has altered the definition of 'fair use' when it comes to functional works such as code. While the use of existing creative works must still be transformative in order to avoid violating copyright laws, it will now be much easier to claim fair use when building on existing functional creations. JMBM’s Entertainment Litigation Chair Jeff Goldman explains the case below and discusses its potential impact on the hotel industry.