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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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Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has been appointed as the main adviser for High Speed Two (HS2), the developer of Britain’s new north-south high speed train line. HSF UK and EMEA infrastructure head Patrick Mitchell is leading the firm’s team, alongside partner Nicholas Downing, Adrian Clough and Julia Pyke. The firm will advise HS2 on the […]

Bär & Karrer partner hears first CAS sports case in Abu Dhabi

Michele Bernasconi, partner at Bär & Karrer, has been assigned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to lead the first hearing in a CAS matter held at the court’s Abu Dhabi branch. The case relates to an Indian swimmer who has filed an appeal with CAS against a two-year ban, imposed by the Indian National […]

No5 Chambers barrister Russell Bailey recovers costs for wronged employer

Excelerate Technology Ltd paid its former technology director Lindsay Cumberbatch £62,500 as consideration for agreeing to the extension of post-termination restrictions at the time of his redundancy. In contravention of those restrictions Cumberbatch set up Red Foot Technologies as a competitive business with his friend David Osmond, fostering the pretence that Osmond was the real […]

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