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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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Singapore is looking to create an innovative new dispute resolution system that will be of interest to many clients, especially (but not exclusively) those with business and commercial interests in south-east Asia. In January 2013, Singapore’s chief justice Sundaresh Menon CJ suggested the creation of a Singapore International Commercial Court (SICC) with the aim of […]

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Clifford Chance launches mixed Saudi Arabia partnership

Clifford Chance has established a partnership in Saudi Arabia by transferring longstanding co-operation firm Al-Jadaan’s two partner transactional practice into the firm. The joint Saudi and foreign owned law firm has opened with 30 Saudi and foreign lawyers. The new five partner team includes two partners from its longstanding co-operation firm Al-Jadaan & Partners, banking […]

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Commercial contracts in Vietnam – get your dispute resolution clause right

The legal enforceability of contracts in Europe and North America is widely regarded as a given. But contracts between foreign investors and Vietnamese entities or with a reference to Vietnam that establishes Vietnamese jurisdiction should always explicitly answer the questions “what institution will decide any disputes and in which language, and what national law is […]

Retail sector: outlook for the year ahead

By James Batham Last year was a big year for innovation in retail. Many businesses exploited new technology to provide a more efficient and personalised service for consumers. Making retail bespoke to each consumer, by the development of smartphone apps, the creation of digital catalogues and adopting contactless payment technology, helped retailers focus on bringing […]

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