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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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Cobbetts, Lee Crowder merger forms regional giant

Cobbetts and Birmingham’s Lee Crowder have agreed to merge on 1 May 2004, creating a top 50 firm based on turnover. The combined firm, to be called Cobbetts, expects to turnover £45m in its first financial year. Cobbetts’ expects turnover to increase by 15.4 per cent to £30m for the year ending 30 April 2004. […]

Morgan Lewis expands with Aussie partner

Morgan Lewis is ramping up its London corporate group with a former partner of Australia’s Jackson McDonald Barristers & Solicitors. Kenneth Mildwaters, best known in the UK legal market as the former general counsel and group legal director at spirits group Diageo, is moving to the US law firm just eight months after joining Jackson […]

Vodafone in-houser makes time for children’s playground

A children’s playground in Elephant and Castle saved around £7,000 in legal costs when an in-house lawyer from Vodafone volunteered her time free of charge. Vodafone’s assistant company secretary Lola Emetulu has been working with the Rockingham Estate Play Association (REPA) since January. She guided the REPA through its registration as a limited liability company, […]

The rights path

Although the pattern varies in each of the UK’s jurisdictions, human rights is weaving its way into the fabric of the legal systems We are living through times of unprecedented constitutional and legal change. Devolution, the Human Rights Act (HRA), a proposed new UK Supreme Court and an EU Constitution are only part of the new […]

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