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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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Kennedys exits talks but takes on office

LONDON firm Kennedys has stepped down from its merger talks with Liverpool practice Weightmans and Teesside’s Jacksons and taken over the eight-partner London office of Manchester insurance practice Elliott & Co. A tripartite merger between the three insurance practices would have created a top-25 UK firm, but Kennedys said there had been a lack chemistry […]

In brief: Home Secretary urges youth court speed-up

At a Home Office seminar last week, Home Secretary Jack Straw called on the 20 busiest youth court areas, including inner London, Nottingham and Cardiff, to head the Government’s youth justice overhaul by halving the time between arrest and sentence (currently five months) and by fast-tracking persistent young offenders.

One firm may still scupper Alliance's federation deal

The creation of the world’s largest legal federation between the six firms that make up the Alliance of European Lawyers and Linklaters could still be scuppered by a vote against by one firm. Although it is thought an unlikely event, the Alliance has told Linklaters that if one of its member firms votes against the […]

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