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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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Legacy SJ Berwin HK partner joins Stephenson Harwood

The newly combined Hong Kong office of King & Wood Mallesons and SJ Berwin has seen the first legacy SJ Berwin partner departure, as litigation partner Giovanna Kwong leaves for Stephenson Harwood. Kwong will join Stephenson Harwood as a partner in its litigation team in Hong Kong. She advises financial institutions and pharmaceutical, corporate and […]

Construction & Engineering Guide — December 2013

Developments in technology have revolutionised the way in which business is conducted. The increasing use of cloud services, mobile devices and social media has led to a dramatic rise in the volume of day-to-day business communication. The quantity of electronic documents that is now created can, however, become problematic in the context of disputes that […]

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Ukraine: Look both ways

Legal work is on hold as the country fights it out over whether its future lies with Russia or the EU The sight of a mass demonstration against the government is nothing new in Ukraine. In 2004 the so-called Orange Revolution was sparked by allegations of vote-rigging by the winner of the presidential election, Viktor […]

Hampton Bishop Parish Council v Herefordshire Council

The claim revolved around the grant of planning permission for a new rugby club and the construction of 200 homes. The claimant sought to quash the decision on the grounds that it had been made unlawfully. The claim was dismissed. Hinckinbottom J noted that the ‘claim raises important issues relating to the principles of planning […]

Saving defective notices: when a non-specific letter can be a termination notice

Paul Scott In Vivergo Fuels Ltd v Redhall Engineering Solutions Ltd, the Technology and Construction Court found that a letter could constitute a valid notice notifying a breach even if it did not expressly refer to the relevant contractual provisions. It is a generally accepted principle that minor defects in a notice will not necessarily […]

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