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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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Schultze & Braun, Germany’s third-largest insolvency practitioner, which has offices in 27 German cities, from Achern to Wuppertal, has opened up in the City of London. It was the first German insolvency practice to move outside Germany when it moved to Strasbourg in March 2007. The next destination will be New York. Schultze employs 70 […]

Oiling the wheels

In the wake of the Royal Dutch Shell class action, Europe could soon have a more claimant-friendly consolidated legal framework from which to work. By Daan Lunsing Scheurleer and Ianika Tzankova European multinationals have been, and continue to be, faced with class action lawsuits in the US. Some recent examples include Vivendi, Ahold and Shell. […]

Addleshaws adopts mentoring scheme

Addleshaw Goddard has launched a mentoring scheme as part of its alternative career path alongside the new position of managing associate. The scheme sees partners from all practice areas and the firm’s offices in Leeds, London and Manchester guiding associates to promotion. Last month the firm launched the initiative, with 134 associates being promoted on […]

Settling up

The dearth of qualified judges to deal with personal injury mediations needs to be addressed with a new method of resolution, says Bill Braithwaite I was discussing judges recently with a personal injury (PI) silk. We were in the middle of a settlement meeting and were agreeing that it was in the interests of both […]

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