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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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2018: The bar will embrace ABSs

Prediction: The bar has long retained its collegiality compared to law firms, but the signs are that this is changing.  Mega-sets such as Birmingham’s No 5 Chambers and St Philips Chambers have more than 150 members and are starting to resemble City firms in their mentality, while the leading commercial chambers in London are now operating […]

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Maria Papaconstantinou completed her legal training and was first in her class of trainees at the Cyprus Bar Association examinations. Papaconstantinou, who joined Pamboridis in October 2012 and currently works in the Nicosia office, studied Law at the University of Southampton. She continued with a master’s degree in maritime law at the same university.

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