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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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Burnetts wins work from housing association

Burnetts has been appointed by Wyre Housing Association as its new legal adviser on the right to buy and the sale of former local authority housing stock. The appointment, made after a competitve tender, adds to the firm’s existing portfolio of northwest-based housing associations.

Hengeler gets mullered

Tulkinghorn is disturbed to discover the evolution of a surprising degree of bitchiness in the German legal market. After the defection of a number of associates from Hengeler Mueller to Allen & Overy (A&O), it seems that A&O’s German operation has been dubbed Hengeler-Lite.

Network Rail gears up for autumn panel review

Network Rail, the private company that replaced the old Railtrack, is setting up a brand new legal panel in the autumn. Network Rail is still instructing the law firms that were put in place under Railtrack, but all these firms will be forced to competitively retender for their work. Railtrack used Simmons & Simmons as […]

Training ways

In suggesting that the Government has “decided to let” universities charge top-up fees, Lawyer 2B’s deputy editor Jennifer Farrar (Lawyer 2B, May 2003) should have said that the white paper proposals give vice-chancellors little option in view of stipulations on increased student intakes, but without additional funding The money must come from somewhere to pay […]

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Russell Jones & Walker says New Claims Direct is no TAG

Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) has sought to distance its New Claims Direct service from that of The Accident Group (TAG), which collapsed last week, as well as from the old Claims Direct service, which RJW purchased in February 2003. TAG was placed into administration on Friday (30 May) causing RJW immediately to issue a […]

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