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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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Milbanks' Moscow practice secures former Russian adviser

New York firm Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has appointed a leading specialist capital market and project finance lawyer in a bid to resurrect its presence in Moscow. Holly Nielsen, a former senior adviser to the chairman of the Russian Federal Securities Commission and former head of US firm Baker & Botts’ Moscow office, was […]

In brief: Walker-Arnott re-elected at Herbert Smith

Edward Walker-Arnott has been re-elected senior partner of Herbert Smith in an uncontested election. First appointed senior partner in May 1992, he will remain in the post until April 2000. “It is a great honour to be able to lead Herbert Smith into the new millennium,” he said. “We are excellently placed to take advantage […]

Law Soc wins in compensation case

Around £35m of mortgage lender claims against the Law Society’s Compensation Fund have been thrown out by the House of Lords Appeals Committee. Last week, the committee backed an earlier Court of Appeal ruling that the society was not obliged to compensate mortgage lenders defrauded by dishonest solicitors when the losses were caused principally by […]

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