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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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Luxembourg legal update — December 2013

Arendt & Medernach has released its Luxembourg legal update for December 2013.  Contents Update of the CSSF’s FAQ on securitisation — AIFM Law and securitisation vehicles Civil proceedings in Luxembourg more expedient EMIR — a labyrinth of new requirements not only for financial counterparties Reporting obligations under Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) Proposal for […]

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Flexible working: The Loyalty Card

Men should take up their new rights so that flexible working becomes the accepted norm for both sexes I was recently a panellist at tThe Whitehall Industry Group (WIG) conference on ‘Accelerating gender diversity all the way up to the boardroom’.  My session focused on progress since the Davies Report and what needs to be […]

BVI companies for initial public offerings

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) is home to more than 480,000 active business companies. This article considers the benefits of using a BVI company for an initial public offering (IPO). The benefit is the flexibility of our company law — the BVI Business Companies Act 2004 (BC Act), which came into full force and effect […]

Dickson of Conyers discusses midshore and offshore jurisdictions in Asian Legal Business

In an interview with Asian Legal Business, Alan Dickson, head of Conyers Dill & Pearman’s Singapore office, discussed why offshore jurisdictions are here to stay despite the rise in midshore markets such as Singapore, Hong Kong and Ireland. Commenting on the competition that already exists between the established offshore financial centres and midshore jurisdictions, Dickson noted: ‘The entry of […]

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