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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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Penalties for losing employers to be introduced in tribunals from April 2014

By Kevin McCavish It has been announced that from April 2014 employment tribunals will have the power to order losing employers to pay a financial penalty on top of any financial award made to the claimant. The employment relations minister recently announced (via Twitter) that the power for employment tribunals to order an employer who has […]

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Lawyer Management: Reed Smith

Nigel Spencer, global director of learning and development Nigel Spencer is global director of learning and development (L&D) at Reed Smith. He joined the firm in 2011 from Simmons & Simmons, where he worked in a similar role for more than seven years.  How do you decide what is important for staff to learn? For […]

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Jones Day and Cleary score goal for Indonesian acquisition of Inter Milan

Jones Day and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton have taken lead roles on the first major Asian investment in Italy’s Serie-A football clubs. FC Internazionale Milano (Inter) and its majority shareholder Internazionale Holding, wholly controlled by Italian oil tycoon Massimo Moratti, has recently signed an agreement to sell 70 per cent stake in the football […]

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Madoff’s missing millions

Mr Justice Popplewell last week threw out a series of claims against five former Madoff Securities International (MSI) directors, slamming the claimant Grant Thornton for bringing a “unfounded claim” that verged on public humiliation. In dismissing a multi-million claim against the directors of Bernard Madoff’s European operations Mr Justice Popplewell had some stern words for […]

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