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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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Slaughters helps Barratt break the FTSE100

Slaughter and May client Barratt emerged victorious in the £2.13bn battle for Wilson Bowden, which gifted lead roles to much of the magic circle. The combination will create a £5bn, FTSE 100 company. As first reported in The Lawyer (18 December), Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer acted for longstanding client Wilson Bowden, fielding a team headed by […]

Ashurst gives staff a shot at counsel post

Ashurst has revamped its associate career path, introducing the position of counsel as an alternative or added step to partnership across its entire international network. The new role, to be introduced in the new financial year, will be targeted at lawyers working in jurisdictions or practice areas that do not have the business case for […]

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