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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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Down to the wire

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Last week, The Lawyer revealed that Polish firm Wardynski & Partners was to open an office in Brussels, or more precisely sub-let office space from Brick Court Chambers, with which it has an association. Brick Court is one of very few chambers with an international office, and while Matrix Chambers has mooted the possibility of […]

Alcatel promotes legal head to CEO

International telecoms company Alcatel has appointed subsidiary Alcatel Optics Group’s head of legal as the chief executive officer (CEO) of its UK and Ireland operations. Charles Matthews has been at Alcatel for the last 15 years, during which time he has worked in commercial positions within the company’s submarine networks and optics groups in Europe […]

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Indian official sues Dentons associate

Denton Wilde Sapte solicitor Gauri Advani is being sued for libel by Hardeep Singh Puri, the Deputy High Commissioner for India in London. A High Court claim states that they had been friends for over 20 years.Advani is the daughter-in-law of LK Advani, the Indian Home Minister. At the beginning of October, the Delhi High […]

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