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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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Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) is discussing whether to spin off its Lawyers on Demand (LoD) service as the business goes through ‘its adolescence’. According to BLP partner Simon Harper, who co-founded the business with Jonathan Brenner, the firm is discussing whether to spin off the business or keep it as part of BLP. Harper said […]

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The lawyer, the BBC and the Freedom of Information Act.

The determination of lawyer Stephen Sugar and his widow Fiona Paveley to force the BBC to reveal details of the 2004 Balen Report into its Middle East reporting has meant that this case has been before the courts at least 10 times – discounting judicial review attempts. No doubt the BBC will come in for […]

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Arnold & Porter posts market-leading rises in turnover and PEP

Arnold & Porter has registered one of the largest increases in turnover and average profit per equity partner (PEP) so far in this year’s US firm reporting season. Total revenue at the Washington-headquartered firm rose by 15.2 per cent from $555m to $639.5m in 2011. PEP was up considerably more, rising by 25.4 per cent […]

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