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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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US firm Dechert will restructure its leadership after announcing that long-term chair and chief executive Bart Winokur will stand down next year. The firm will split the leadership role and is gearing up for a transition that will see private equity chair Daniel O’Donnell become vice-chairman and chief executive-elect while litigation partner Andrew Levander will […]

Channel Four libel case to be heard without jury

The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court decision that said the libel case Fiddes v Channel Four and ors should be heard without a jury. The Master of the Rolls Lord Neuberger presided over the three-strong appeal panel that included the deputy head of the Court of Appeal Lord Justice Kay and Lord […]

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Camerons withholds staff bonus for second year

CMS Cameron McKenna has withheld the firmwide bonus payable to all staff for the second year running after the firm missed its turnover target. The performance-related bonus, usually paid to all staff below partner level, is 5 per cent of annual salary plus an extra 0.5 per cent for every £1m of revenue above the […]

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