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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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NY firm picks its City team

New York-based Weil, Gotshal & Manges’ plan to open a major London office advances this week with the recruitment of two top capital markets lawyers – a Linklaters & Paines partner and a director of US finance house, Merrill Lynch. The lawyers will work with two New York partners to form the nucleus of Weil […]

Stepping out for big ticket deals

In the South West, relationships between firms and merchant banks and other London institutions are becoming stronger rather than weaker. The strengthening of relationships has required much effort on the part of regional firms to overcome City prejudices, but work remains to be done. For example, although it is now common for big ticket capital […]

CBA tackles problems of prison access for barristers

CRIMINAL barristers are being urged to give details about their experiences getting into high security prisons as part of a campaign to make access to prisoners easier. The Criminal Bar Association is spearheading the initiative following a Prison Service crackdown on security after the breakout of six IRA prisoners from Whitemoor prison. The association says […]

Compas scheme goes it alone

John Malpas reports A GROUP of chambers which successfully set up its own pupillage clearing house system has decided not to join the Bar Council’s new scheme. The majority of the common law sets in the Compas scheme will not commit themselves to the Bar Council’s new Pupillage Applications Clearing House System (Pach) until they […]

Commission report clears up consent

ADULTS should “generally” be entitled to make their own choices on issues of consent and those who suffer no permanent injury and willingly agree to certain acts should not be subject to criminal proceedings, according to the Law Commission. The commission, which last week released a consultation paper on the effect of consent in the […]

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