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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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Opinion divided over ‘two-tier’ City LPCs

Clifford Chance’s plans to launch a fast-track LPC have left many students asking why such an offering is not available for all ­aspiring solicitors. Clifford Chance’s plans to launch a fast-track LPC have left many students asking why such an offering is not available for all aspiring solicitors. As reported by The Lawyer last week […]

Establishing liability

It’s showdown time at Devereux Chambers, with two of the set’s leading silks about to find out which of them has been successful in the employers liability (EL) trigger litigation. Last November, Colin Wynter QC went head to head with Colin Edelman QC in the Court of Appeal in a case that will decide whether […]

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Four-partner SJ Berwin real estate team quits for Irwin Mitchell

SJ Berwin head of real estate Jon Vivian has quit the firm to join Irwin Mitchell, taking a team of three partners with him. Vivian will join the firm with partners Lewis Myers, Rob Thompson and Jo Footitt. Irwin Mitchell has made no secret of its intention to build a London real estate practice. In […]

Berlin bowls them over

Currywurst and Bitburger might not have been on the menu but there was still a decidedly local feel to The Lawyer’s second European Awards, which took place in Berlin last night. If there was one message to take away from the glittering ceremony and Law Leaders conference it was think global, act local (see story). […]

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