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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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How many times have you seen an accident or near-miss caused by a driver with a mobile phone clamped to their ear? Last Monday (1 December), under the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) (Amendment) (No.4) Regulations 2003, it became a criminal offence to use a hand-held mobile phone or similar device while driving. Employers who […]

2 Mitre Court loses star duo to Landmark

Highly-rated planning silk Neil King QC has quit 2 Mitre Court Buildings, taking along rising star Rupert Warren to rival set Landmark Chambers. The departure of King follows a succession of retirements at the top end of the set, which leaves 2 Mitre Court with just two full-time senior silks – Guy Roots QC, the […]

Gide adds six to partnership

French firm Gide Loyrette Nouel will make up six partners in January 2004. The appointments include four lawyers from Paris, one from the firm’s Warsaw office and one from Bucharest. The new partners are Phillipe Després in employment; Patrice Doat in finance/project finance; Antoine Gosset-Grainville in competition; Polish energy lawyer Robert Drzeiczvk, who has set […]

Five-partner team snubs DLA Dutch merger

Five partners of Dutch firm SchutGrosheide are launching their own practice, after disagreeing with the firm’s decision to merge with DLA. SchutGrosheide has been a member of the DLA Group for three years and last week agreed a deal for the two firms to merge as of 1 January 2004. However a five-partner team decided […]

Slaughters lifestyle promoter quits to find work-life balance

Slaughter and May’s high-profile competition partner Laura Carstensen, one of the key figures on the firm’s work-life balance committee, is quitting the firm, the City and the law. Carstensen is one of the key figures on the Slaughters’ group dubbed the ‘Lifestyle Committee’, which looks at work-life balance and working practices that might block diversity […]

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