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Bulgaria: CPC deems minimum hotel accommodation prices anti-competitive

The Ministry of Tourism recently proposed the introduction of minimum prices for sites categorised as ‘accommodation places’. In Decision 529/10.05.2018, the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) opined on the proposal’s compliance with competition rules. The CPC held that setting minimum prices for accommodation places would limit price competition between hotels. Minimum prices cannot guarantee…

Social housing monthly law update – June 2018

This month’s TLT’s law update on all things affecting social housing includes: Automatic disqualification rule changes: Charity Commission declarations GDPR enforcement and penalties: What you need to know Dress codes in the workplace: New government guidance Government announces it will fully fund unsafe cladding removal in social housing Viability argument for 10% affordable housing fails…

From footfall to clicks – experts talk retail risk

By Gary Assim and Sarah Teal Poundworld has entered administration, and just before that it was announced that House of Fraser would be closing 31 stores, many of which are in some of the UK’s largest cities. It is no secret that many retailers have been adversely affected by the shopping habits of consumers, ever […]

Austria: The time has come – Federal Procurement Act 2018 just around the corner

More than four years after the entry into force of the new EU Public Procurement Directive (2014/24/EU), more than two years after the deadline for transposition and more than one year after publication of the first transposition draft, the time has come. Following the respective resolutions of the Council of Ministers and the Federal Council […]

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Australia: accommodation is not a ‘payment’ — the Mammoet case

We have now had slightly more than a week to consider the effect of the Mammoet case (CFMEU v Mammoet [2013] HCA 36). In the Mammoet case, the High Court unanimously allowed an appeal from a decision of the Federal Court of Australia, which held that the provision of accommodation to employees during a period […]

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McCann FitzGerald turns to Arthur Cox for corporate hire

McCann FitzGerald has picked up a corporate partner from rival Arthur Cox in a rare lateral hire between two of Ireland’s biggest firms. Conor O’Dwyer joins McCanns as the firm also shifts banking partner Ronan Molony into its corporate team. The appointments bring the number of corporate partners at McCanns to 20. The firm promoted […]

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Work Life Quiz: Tony Cusack

What was your first-ever job? Working on the pleasure boats on the river Fowey in Cornwall. I was brought up by the water and got to know the crews, who took me on when I turned 16. What was your worst experience as a trainee? I worried for days after thinking I’d forgotten a pre-completion […]

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