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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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The Law Society is being sued for damages over an RSI claim by a former staff journalist on the Law Society Gazette. The society denies liability. Judith Pett, a sub-editor on the magazine, claims she suffered injury arising from her work and left the society last week after agreeing to terminate employment because of her […]

In brief: Ashursts expert wins IPC co-chair

Ashurst Morris Crisp litigation partner John Evans has been appointed co-chair of the International Practice Committee of the International Association of Defence Counsel. Evans is a specialist in the defence of multi-plaintiff litigation in the toxic tort arena and will share the committee’s chair with Chuck Preuss of the San Francisco firm Preuss Walker and […]

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