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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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The Brussels and Lugano Conventions set out a code dealing with jurisdiction issues between the courts of member states of the European Union and EFTA. The general rule under these conventions is that a plaintiff must sue a defendant in the defendant’s home court. One of the exceptions to this rule is article 8(2), which […]

Manchester chambers taking on London

Barrister David Berkley, of newly-opened Manchester set Merchant Chambers, has said that specialisation need not be the preserve of London chambers. Merchant Chambers, which opened its doors on 4 November, will focus on serving the business and banking communities and offer a greater degree of specialisation than existing Manchester common law sets. “We’re trying to […]

City firm markets its own Internet guide

CITY firm Fox Williams has successfully marketed a legal guide to the Internet by including an order form for the booklet on its Web site. The firm has so far received more than 100 orders for the booklet, called The Internet: a Legal Survival Guide for Business, written by its IT partner Nigel Miller. “We […]

The track to the top is getting tougher

The key message from the latest Michael Page/The Lawyer recruitment survey is very clear: career planning is essential from day one of a lawyer’s entry to the profession. No longer can lawyers sit idly by and simply hope that they make the partnership grade or get into industry if all else fails. On the partnership […]

A burning ambition

Alex Carter-Silk Alex Carter-Silk’s arrival at DJ Freeman six months ago has not gone unnoticed amongst the wags at the firm. The maverick fashion guru found himself spread across four pages of the most recent issue of the firm’s in-house magazine Unfettered News (of the World) under the headline “Known arsonist joins DJ Freeman. The […]

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