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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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Carman to decamp before his chambers dissolves in spring

The chambers of leading defamation lawyer George Carman QC is to dissolve. As revealed exclusively on The Lawyer’s website (24 January), 28-tenant New Court Chambers will close its doors for the last time on 20 April. Carman will leave the set before then to join Elizabeth Appleby QC’s 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square, the set currently […]

A View from Germany

German lawyers generally see things differently from their colleagues in London. While London managing partners bemoan the low leverage and mediocre profitability of German firms, German lawyers look with some incredulity at the modesty of the fees per fee-earner which are produced even by magic circle firms – and in a market such as London […]

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The fight is on on the Tube, not just for a seat but also for the right to use the name ‘Metro’, the title of the new range of free newspapers given out in city centres. In Manchester, the Guardian Media Group has won the right to use the name over Associated Newspapers, which started […]

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