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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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LawNet sets up specialist insolvency unit

LAWNET has set up an insolvency unit to provide specialist expertise for clients. The unit comprises 19 lawyers, in 17 different locations, who will be pooling their knowledge. Christopher Whitamore, the group’s director of marketing, says: “There has been informal co-operation for some time but this gives members a more concrete base from which to […]

Bar wants to play on level fields

There are two thrusts to the bundle of recommendations from Lord Alexander’s committee on standards at the Bar. The first is the proposed complaints and compensation system to meet the needs of the public and follow the promptings of the legal ombudsman and the Royal Commission. More public tribunals will be welcome. That the Bar […]

Stein in New Orleans trial

HIGH-profile sports lawyer Mel Stein is heading for America next month where he will appear as a defendant in a major fraud trial. Stein, a former partner at London firm Finers, was implicated in the case of one of his former clients. Cuban businessman Carlos Miro was jailed for almost nine years after the collapse […]

Flotations

South Country Homes was advised by Berwin Leighton on its recent London Stock Exchange flotation.

Retailers warned to stick to new Sunday trading laws

PUBLIC and private sector lawyers are warning retailers to comply with the Government’s new Sunday trading laws and avoid paying up to u50,000 in fines. The new laws, introduced on 28 August following a Parliamentary free vote last December, mean small shops are free to open all day, while bigger stores can choose a six-hour […]

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