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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…

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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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Many civil barristers are used to dealing with high-profile figures but few individuals are in the same league as Nelson Mandela. Jeremy Gauntlett SC, Brick Court Chambers’ newest member has advised not one but four South African presidents, including Mandela. As you can imagine, he has some interesting stories to tell. The Oxford-educated silk has […]

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Baker Botts launches hiring spree to staff flexi-resource scheme

The London office of Baker Botts is launching a new flexible resourcing initiative that will see it hire lawyers, potentially on a full-time self-employed consultancy basis, to fill a range of areas it currently sub-contracts out to UK firms. The initial focus of the new scheme, which was the brainchild of London managing partner Steve Wardlaw, […]

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