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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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Olswang takes on finance director

Media firm Olswang has become the latest medium-sized law firm to appoint a full-time finance director. The move reflects rapid expansion at the practice, which boasts a string of technology and communications clients. Brian Ayres, who has held financial management roles at Mobil and Polaroid, has secured the job. He said: “Olswang has grown to […]

City firm is latest caught in Internet Web growth

City firm Rowe & Maw has taken a site on the Internet. The firm can now be contacted at http://www.rowe andmaw.co.uk/index.htm. It will include specialist brochures and lists of specialist services and contacts. Managing partner Richard Powles said: “We are simply responding to the needs of our clients. A number of them, particularly those based […]

Russian return

The head of City firm Watson Farley & Williams’ Moscow office has returned to the London office after three years in Russia. English lawyer Michael Greville established the Moscow office in 1993, with a focus on shipping and ship financing. The office also handles more general finance, corporate and inward investment. Greville is replaced by […]

Call for avenue of redress against auditors

Inept or malicious district auditors should be able to be sued if it is proved they have damaged the career of an individual, a barrister specialising in local government has claimed. Elizabeth Andrew, a tenant at Devereux Chambers, says that while a council can sue for a negligent audit, an individual whose reputation is soiled […]

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