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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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IBA calls for action on Latin America

LATIN America needs a recognised system of Bars to fight corruption, according to International Bar Association president Professor J Ross Harper. After a two-week visit to Latin America, Harper said that the judiciary was in need of an adequate system of selection and payment, and that lawyers and judges required better training. “In some countries […]

In brief: BNFL solicitor to chair north-west group

British Nuclear Fuels solicitor Edward Smethurst has become the new chair of the north-west branch of the Law Society’s Commerce and Industry Group. Smethurst takes over from Barry Lewis, of CIS, who has been chair of the group for the last four years. The north-west group represents about 300 solicitors working in industry and commerce. […]

Law Socs set to share Euro office with German Bar

A VISION that would see most national lawyers’ organisations located at a single Brussels address is starting to take shape. The Brussels office of the Law Societies of England and Wales and of Scotland is moving to new premises to be shared by the German federal Bar. They will occupy the joint premises from June. […]

Stories of the privileged

The introduction of the Defamation Bill has been widely followed. But one often over-looked proposal is the suggested extension of the statutory reporting privilege, particularly as it relates to the affairs of public companies. The existing privilege is enshrined in the Defamation Act 1952 which relates to a fair and accurate report of proceedings at […]

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