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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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Herbies may be one of the leaders on diversity, having appointed full-time diversity manager Carolyn Lee a year ago, but Tulkinghorn thinks Herbies’ German brethren may have a little bit further to go. An introduction to diversity, German style. Herbies may be one of the leaders on diversity, having appointed full-time diversity manager Carolyn Lee […]

Hill Dickinson to educate its lawyers on business matters

Hill Dickinson has launched a new training programme aimed at honing skills and improving its lawyers’ knowledge of the business. The firm has launched in-house training sessions for all lawyers in the Chester, Liverpool, London and Manchester offices to provide a better understanding of the firm and strengthen client relationships. Hill Dickinson managing partner Peter […]

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The energy market is abuzz. Bristol’s Bond Pearce recently upped its game by grabbing a five-partner energy team from Scottish giant McGrigors and opening an office in Aberdeen. The firm’s first Scottish base will home in on North Sea carbons and be staffed by partners Clare Munro Kenny Paton and Finlan Crossan. This Energy Special […]

Sony set to appoint two UK in-housers

Sony is ramping up its European in-house capability by creating two new roles based in the UK. The company has set up Sony Home Entertainment as a new business unit and is on the hunt for a legal counsel to join the enterprise as its first and only lawyer. The US arm of Sony is […]

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