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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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By Alec Christie and Reyhaneh Saadati At the launch of this year’s Privacy Awareness Week on 29 April 2013, the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) released its new guide to information security — ‘Reasonable Steps to Protect Personal Information’. The guide aims to assist Australian businesses and those carrying on business in Australia to interpret […]

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Crown Estate kicks off hunt for rural panel members

The Crown Estate has launched a panel review of its rural roster which currently features Burges Salmon and Clarke Willmott. The body has sent out tender documents and will make the final decision on the new line-up by the end of May 2014. According to general counsel Vivienne King, the Crown Estate asks firms for one […]

Onus on UK pensions industry after OFT does not refer DC pensions to CC, says Eversheds

Francois Barker, head of pensions at Eversheds, has commented on the UK Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT’s) decision not to refer defined-contribution (DC) pensions to the Competition Commission. This is despite the various weaknesses with the DC pensions market that were identified in the OFT’s DC market study last September. Barker said that the OFT considered […]

Is your WA lease destroyed on a transfer? — The Primewest appeal

The long-awaited appeal judgement of Primewest (Mandurah) Pty Ltd v Ryom Pty Ltd [2014] WASCA 28 was handed down on 5 February 2014. As detailed in a previous DLA Piper briefing, Primewest (the seller) had commenced action in the first instance against Ryom (the buyer) for failing to be ready, willing and able to settle. […]

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