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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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Manufacturing Matters — Autumn 2013

Manufacturing Matters is DLA Piper’s specialist publication providing a round-up of legal news, sector updates and commentary for clients and contacts engaged in the manufacturing sector. In the CBI’s recent report on ‘Maximising the UK’s industrial opportunities’, the strong argument is that we, as the British manufacturing sector, need to be instrumental in shaping a […]

Amendments to the Serbian Competition Law

Today, amendments to the Serbian Competition Law entered into force. The key changes are related to the proceedings and statute of limitations provisions. Additionally, changes have been made to the definition of a dominant position in order to harmonise Serbian legislation with european practice… Click on the link below to read the rest of the […]

Dentons loses former Middle East dispute resolution head to Simmons

Dentons has lost its former Middle East head of dispute resolution and construction to Simmons & Simmons, just two months after losing its former Middle East arbitration head to SJ Berwin. Partner David Risbridger has been appointed to Simmons & Simmons’ dispute resolution and construction team in the Middle East will join the firm on 17 […]

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Matrix hits Doughty Street for three media juniors

Gray’s Inn set Matrix has boosted its media practice with the arrival of three juniors from rival set Doughty Street Chambers. Juniors Anthony Hudson, Guy Vassell-Adams and Ben Silverstone will join former Doughty Street silk Richard Hermer QC at Matrix on Monday (11 November). All three have made a name for themselves in the media […]

Does ‘all monies’ mean all monies?

By Rebecca Mauleverer Earlier this year, the Court of Appeal, in National Merchant Buying Society Ltd v Bellamy and Another, held that an all-monies, continuing guarantee, given when there was an existing specific obligation, was not discharged by a subsequent variation. A guarantor’s liability under a guarantee is a secondary obligation and is contingent on […]

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