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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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Finnish lawyers head to Westminster for CCT tips

A DELEGATION of private sector lawyers from Finland is to visit Westminster Council for a fact-finding mission on competitive tendering. The council now claims to be attracting interest from around the globe with its pioneering stance on the contracting out of public services. Organisers of the latest consultation exercise say they chose the central London […]

UK lawyers take lead in Bosnia war trials

BRITISH lawyers are taking centre stage in a historic legal action which may establish the first court ruling on genocide since World War II. The case, being heard in the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in the Hague, involves an action by the Bosnian government against the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (Serbia and Montenegro). Two […]

Glasgow firm tries and scores

THE NAME of a commercial law firm in Glasgow will be literally dragged through the mud after it signed a major sponsorship deal with the city’s biggest rugby club. Harper Macleod’s name will appear on the jersey of second division Glasgow High Kelvenside – known as GHK – as part of the agreement to back […]

In brief: Quality standards boost LawNet profits

National law firm group LawNet says the six months since the introduction of its own quality standard has shown a “substantial improvement in profitability over the same period in the preceding years”. It says the period for December 1994 through to May this year showed a gross income increase of 4.74 per cent on the […]

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