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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 Danielle Ingham Age discrimination is in the news again as high-profile claimants bring cases in the employment tribunal. Employers who discriminate on the basis of age face awards of unlimited compensation. Age discrimination in the employment field has been unlawful since 2006, currently through protections set out in the Equality Act 2010. While age […]

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Taylor Wessing confirms Jakarta joint venture with local counsel HPRP

Taylor Wessing is planning further expansion across Asia after entering into a formal association with 10-partner Indonesian firm Hanafiah Ponggawa & Partners (HPRP).   The move follows an announcement earlier this year that the group’s Singapore member, RHTLaw Taylor Wessing, would launch a regional network under which it would form associations with local firms across the South […]

The ICO’s Subject Access Code

The Subject Access Code, issued under section 51 of the Data Protection Act 1998 as part of the Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO’s) statutory duty to promote good practice, does not have the force of law and enforcement action will not be taken against organisations that do not apply the code. However, compliance with the code should ensure […]

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Ian Gilbert is managing partner and is recognised as one of the leading corporate lawyers in the region, known for his ’down-to-earth’ approach and his knack of developing ’compromises to suit all parties’. Gilbert has more than 30 years’ experience and advises a broad spectrum of corporate clients from major plcs to start-up companies and […]

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Spain’s Broseta introduces managing partner role as expansion beckons

Spanish firm Broseta Abogados has named tax head Luis Trigo as its first managing partner, in an ‘institutionalisation’ bid designed to set the firm up for future expansion. Trigo’s appointment is part of a programme of modernisation at the firm, which was first founded in 1975. Manuel Broseta, the founder’s son, is now Broseta’s senior […]

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