Hoberman: EU must lower legal barriers

European legal barriers risk holding back the economic recovery, the co-founder of lastminute.com told the BVCA. Brent Hoberman, who went on to set up interiors business Mydeco, said the rules made it harder to grow businesses and for them to expand beyond their home country. “What the policymakers could do is enable companies to sell across Europe more easily - lower the big legal barriers which are put up, in licensing and legal and human resources.” Angel investment should also be boosted, he said.