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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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Allen & Overy advises Citigroup on $700m Ocean Funding 2013 refinancing transaction

Allen & Overy has advised Citigroup in its capacity as co-arranger with HSH Nordbank in relation to a secured refinancing transaction of HSH Nordbank. Ocean Funding 2013 generates funding of up to $700m (£420m) for HSH Nordbank. The transaction is collateralised with a portfolio of approximately 30 shipping loans originated by HSH Nordbank. Ocean Funding 2013 is the […]

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Solicitor struck off for child pornography offences

Middlesex-based property partner James-Guy Jacobs has been struck off the solicitors roll and ordered to pay costs of £1,500 following a conviction for child pornography offences at Harrow Crown Court in November 2012. Jacobs was convicted of ten counts of making indecent photographs or pseudo photographs of a child, five counts of taking indecent photographs […]

Heywood QC and Mahmood from No5 prosecute Operation Ply case

Mark Heywood QC and Saleema Mahmood from No5 Chambers have prosecuted an Operation Ply mortgage fraud case for Central Fraud Group. Solicitor Kamran Malik, from Alum Rock, was sentenced to four years in jail for fraud offences for conning bank lenders into loaning money for over-inflated property. However, he had an extra year added to […]

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