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From 9 January 2016, all businesses that sell goods or services online must provide on their website a link to the EU Commission’s ODR platform (as must all online marketplace websites). Online traders who are committed to using alternative dispute resolution (ADR) must also provide information about the ODR platform in their contractual terms.
Regulation (EU) 524/2013, which deals with ODR for consumer disputes, provides some useful information on the proposed ODR platform:
Article 5(1) states 'the Commission shall develop the ODR platform and be responsible for its operation, including all the translation functions necessary for the purpose of this regulation, its m
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You may apply simplified customer due diligence (SDD) measures in relation to particular business relationships or transactions which you determine present a low risk of money laundering or terrorist financing, having taken into account:•your organisation-wide risk assessment—see Practice Note:
An ad hoc arbitration is any arbitration in which the parties have not selected an institution to administer the arbitration. This offers parties flexibility as to the conduct of the arbitration, but less external support for the process. It can be quicker than institutional arbitration but not if
Involuntary manslaughter—introductionManslaughter can be classified as either voluntary or involuntary. Voluntary manslaughter consists of those killings which would be murder (because the accused has the relevant mental element—hence the label voluntary manslaughter) but which are reduced to
The right to notice means a right for the employee to remain in employment for the period of notice, not simply to be paid for it. An employer will therefore often include in the contract an express right to make a payment in lieu of notice ('PILON') as an alternative to giving notice, to ensure
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