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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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In brief: Osborne Clarke

Osborne Clarke and alliance partner Graf von Westphalen Fritze & Modest – Germany’s thirteenth largest firm – have merged offices in Frankfurt. Osborne Clarke calls it a significant step in strengthening its alliance with five European firms based in Milan, Barcelona, Rotterdam, Copenhagen and Frankfurt.

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CLIFFORD Chance and Norton Rose are involved in one of the biggest cases in Bermudan legal history, which has the plot of an airport novel. Expected to last a year, the case, over control of a family trust, is so big by Bermudan standards that a new court house had to be created from an […]

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“He’s not in the office today he’s in the London office.” – The secretary to senior partner of Halliwell Landau, Roger Lancaster, when asked whether Lancaster could confirm rumours that the firm was opening a London office.

In brief: Lord Denning

Lord Denning, the former Master of the Rolls, was described as a “towering figure in the law”, as the Bar Council and Law Society expressed sadness at his death late last week. Denning, Lord of Appeal, left a “lasting imprint” in trust, employment and public law. Dan Brennan and Michael Mathews both expressed sympathy for […]

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