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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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Slaughter and May has advised Punch Taverns on the sale of 11 managed pubs to Greene King for £30.4m. The deal, which is due to complete on 1 July, includes high-end pubs in Central London, such as The Bunch of Grapes in Knightsbridge. The portfolio comprises seven pubs in Central ­London and the South East […]

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Spies keeping tabs on the six bands currently gearing up for next week’s epic battle of the bands showdown at the 100 Club have reported some shocking news. Arch rivals Lovells’ axeman Bob Kidby and David ‘Bassically’ Battiscombe from BLP were spotted having lunch together yesterday (Wednesday 10 June) in a London restaurant. The meeting […]

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Profits dip at Norton Rose but turnover edges up

Norton Rose’s average profit per equity partner (PEP) figure fell by 17 per cent in the 2008-09 financial year, due in part to the firm’s decision not to make any job cuts. The firm managed to increase its turnover by six per cent to £314m but PEP fell to £517,000 from a high of £625,000 […]

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White-collar crime: Sign of the crimes

Hard times are encouraging employers to take a blasé attitude towards unethical business practices, and companies need to keep a tight rein on risk management to avoid ever-more severe penalties. By Jim McCurry With the economic ­climate giving rise to an increase in unethical behaviour, some leading companies are taking drastic action to get to […]

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