The European Commission has published guidelines regarding the EU Regulation 2019/1150 “Platform to business”.
The regulation, directly applicable in the EU since July 12, 2020, set the contractual standards applicable to the relationship between online intermediation services (website allowing third parties to offer content, services or a sales area, such as marketplaces, Airbnb, etc.) and business users.
In particular, the regulation imposes minimum obligations concerning pre-contractual information, the terms of termination or suspension of intermediation services, and transparency regarding the criteria used for ranking offers and content.
The guidelines provide information on complying with the transparency obligations regarding ranking which include notably communicating on how remuneration may affect the presentation of content.
Arst Avocats advises its clients in the following matters related to business law:
- Advice on the regulations applicable to the client. Dealing with a wide range of issues relating to Contract Law (contract law or special contract law and contractual or tortious liability) and intervenes at the various stages (negotiation, conclusion, execution and termination) of the contractual relationship between the company and its partners or clients;
- Intervention at all stages of disputes with which the company is confronted within the framework of its activity and represents it, if necessary, before the competent courts or within the framework of alternative dispute resolution procedures (mediation, arbitration, et seq.).
Company law, business creation and transfer of business
Arst Avocats advises its clients in the following matters:
- in the creation of companies;
- at all stages of a company’s life, from its incorporation to its dissolution, for the realization of the simplest to the most complex operations (split, merger, listing on a stock market, et seq.);
- in the context of the acquisition or disposal of a company, whatever its form (transfer of business or corporate rights assignment) as well as operations that precede or follow it;
- in the implementation of agreements organizing relations between the company’s shareholders (shareholders’ agreement, employee shareholding schemes).
PAULINE JACQUEMIN CUNY