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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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Russian oil producer Lukoil has appointed a three-firm panel for its upstream Middle East subsidiary Lukoil Middle East after winning a contract to develop a major Iraqi oilfield. Longstanding advisers Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld and Clifford Chance have been joined by Clyde & Co on the debut panel. Clydes has already won a mandate to […]

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South West firm Foot Anstey has continued its high-profile recruitment drive with the arrival of real estate expert partner Richard Walford (left). Move of the week Walford joins the firm from Bristol ­heavyweight Burges Salmon, where he spent the past six years as partner. Walford originally ­qualified with Slaughter and May in London and specialises […]

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Willheim Müller Rechtsanwälte managing partner Johannes Willheim is not one for modesty. Describing the 2006 launch of his firm, he recalls: “We wanted to create a new, more international-style ­Austrian top-end business law firm, with people who have the educational background, experience and skills, and people you either find in top-end law firms in Austria, […]

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