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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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London Metropolitan University is to offer its Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Canary Wharf in a bid to capture paralegals at investment banks. The law school’s LPC director for Canary Wharf, Mark Blakely, explained: “We are aiming to attract people working full-time at Citibank and the other investment banks, as well as students with childcare […]

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Simmons & Simmons has scored its second instruction on the float of a closed-end fund, working on the first to be listed on the LSE. Brevan Howard hopes to raise $1bn (£510m) as part of a flotation of closed-end investment vehicle BH Macro. Simmons advised Brevan Howard, led by investment funds partner Steven Whittaker and […]

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Quality is the buzzword at insurance and reinsurance firm Kendall Freeman. As managing partner Laurence Harris explains, improving the quality of the firm’s services is crucial in order to survive the slowdown in the litigation market.

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