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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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ADR: prevaricate at your peril

The case of PGF II SA v OMFS Company Ltd concerned High Court proceedings in which the claimant had made a serious and carefully formulated written invitation to mediate as an alternative to costly litigation. The invitation, even though it was repeated, was met with complete silence by the defendant. Following a last-minute settlement of the claim except […]

Walker Morris helps Estuary TV to become first local digital terrestrial TV station

Media lawyers at Walker Morris have helped Estuary TV to be the very first station to be launched under the new framework for local digital terrestrial television, announced in 2010 by the government. Estuary TV, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Grimsby Institute Group, commenced broadcasting on Freeview channel 8 on 26 November from its three TV […]

Litigating outside London

Aside from the Jackson reforms, chambers outside London are bracing themselves for the impact of the cuts to legal aid funding. Those that have have a robust mixture of work are likely to withstand the changes, but sets that are dependent on high-volume and low-value work face uncertain times. Special report: the regional bar – […]

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BLP revenue up 6 per cent at half year

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has announced a 6 per cent increase in revenue for the first six months of the 2013/14 financial year.  According to the firm its litigation and real estate practices were up and revenue from offices outside London increased. BLP brought in revenues of £233m for the full year in 2012/13 – […]

2013 overview of recent capital markets developments in Belgium

Sylvia Kierszenbaum and Willem Van de Wiele have authored an article on current developments in capital markets in Belgium in the third edition of The International Capital Markets Review, published by the Law Reviews. The International Capital Markets Review is a guide to current practice in the international capital markets in 30 significant jurisdictions. It is […]

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