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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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JLD to elect new executive committee

The Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society (JLD) has launched elections for a new executive committee. It is understood that the majority of the current committee will be standing down to follow new opportunities though some will stand to run for another term. Current JLD president Kat Gibson, who is an in-house lawyer at […]

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You’re hired: trainee retention defies crunch

The Lawyer’s survey of leading law firms reveals 7 per cent improvement on last year’s figures. The credit crunch has failed to have an impact on trainee retention rates, with early indications from a cross-section of leading firms showing an overall improvement on last year, The Lawyer can reveal. At firms where the qualification process […]

A&O raids Cadwalader New York for banking specialist

Allen & Overy has snared a Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft financial regulation lawyer to bolster its New York office. The UK-headquartered firm announced today (Thursday 19 June) that Doug Landy is to join the magic circle firm as a partner in the banking practice. Landy was previously special counsel at Cadwalader. Allen & Overy head […]

Holyrood paves the way for ABS legislation

#Detailed proposals for the introduction of alternative business structures (ABS) in the Scottish legal market will be drawn up following a Holyrood debate. The Scottish government’s justice secretary Kenny MacAskill introduced a parliamentary debate that will pave the way for legislation on ABS. Last month members of the Law Society of Scotland voted in favour […]

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