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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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Dundee solicitor and ex-Rugby player Alexandra MacRae, whose sex change was recognised by the Scottish Courts when a sheriff agreed to send her to a female prison after she was jailed for 15 months for embezzlement. The Sun’s “legal manager” Tom Crone and the newspaper’s counsel, Charles Gray QC, who fought off an attempt by […]

IBA's movers in Vancouver

Despite competition, this year’s IBA conference is set to be the biggest and brightest ever, reports Richard Tyler. The International Bar Association’s (IBA) annual get-together this year in Vancouver between 13-18 September comes hot on the heels of that of its rival, the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), which held its annual meeting in Nice […]

Four Freehills partners

Freehills Patent Attorneys, the practice affiliated with leading Australian firm Freehill Hollingdale & Page, has appointed four partners – John Davy, Paul Jones, Paul Savage and Debra Tulloch – to its Sydney and Melbourne offices.

Tripartite mergers are not the easy option

The top five City firms may not be losing any sleep over the proposed merger between Denton Hall, Theodore Goddard and Richards Butler. After all, it may never happen and even if it does, it will take some considerable time to settle and see the fruits of its labours. However, there is no doubt that […]

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