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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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In brief: Glasgow firm Bishops wins trusteeship

The pensions team at Glasgow firm Bishop & Robertson Chalmers has been appointed independent trustee for the occupational pension scheme of 6,000 workers and former employees at the recently privatised Rosyth Royal Dockyard. The scheme, with more than £300m in assets, is one of the biggest still administered in Scotland. Bishop’s pensions unit set up […]

Staring down the barrel of a smoking gun

Late last year, Leigh Day & Co announced its intention to represent a number of former smokers suffering from lung cancer in proceedings against the UK’s two main tobacco companies, Imperial Tobacco and Gallahers. Proceedings have now commenced on behalf of 36 claimants, and it is understood that many more may become involved as the […]

Property

Cameron McKenna advised Berkeley Homes on its purchase of the Harrods Depository at Barnes to redevelop it into luxury flats to be known as Harrods Village. Herbert Smith advised Harrods.

Merger with Grippo cements Simmons' Italian connection

Simmons & Simmons has merged with its long-standing Italian partner, Milan-based firm Grippo e Associati, taking on three new partners as part of the deal. The two firms have operated under the joint banner of Grippo Associati e Simmons & Simmons since a formal association deal was signed in May 1993, and the merger is […]

Refusing to house the gay community

The gay community is awaiting the outcome of a Court of Appeal action that will have wide implications concerning tenancy rights for gay men. A gay man, who lived with his partner for nearly 20 years in what two judges heard was a “loving and monogamous” relationship, is at the centre of the legal battle. […]

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