Small claims mediation: biting the bullet — taking a commercial view

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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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Energy chief Shasha exits Gowlings’ City office

Canadian firm Gowlings’ EMEA head of energy, infrastructure and mining David Shasha has left the firm (1 November). Shasha joined Gowlings in November 2010 as part of the firm’s strategy to make London a hub for its energy and infrastructure work in the EMEA region (10 November 2010). He previously worked as Simmon & Simmons’ […]

Reforming workplace pension reform — changes to regulations

The regulations will amend existing secondary legislation with effect from 1 November 2013 so that: employers can use an alternative definition of pay reference period based on tax periods for both assessing an individual job holders status and whether a scheme is a qualifying scheme; the easement to the scheme administration regulations that extends the […]

Allen & Overy advises BNP Paribas on capital increase executed by AIXTRON

Allen & Overy has advised BNP Paribas in connection with a capital increase of around €100m (£85m) executed by AIXTRON. The capital increase is to be effected through private placement by means of an accelerated bookbuilding process. AIXTRON will issue 10,223,133 new shares from the authorised capital to international institutional investors at a price of […]

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