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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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Simmons to open Beijing head office

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Dentons chief executive: the transatlantic tide is coming

Dentons-Sonnenschein merger will be one of many, says Howard Morris A “tide of economic events and business developments” will push UK firms to extend into the US, according to Denton Wilde Sapte chief executive Howard Morris, whose firm is preparing to merge with US counterpart Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal. In an interview with The Lawyer, Morris said he was […]

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Once considered to be a bastion of British justice, it appears that trial by jury in libel cases has fallen out of vogue and could soon be stopped altogether. Earlier this year Lord Justice Jackson in his review of civil litigation costs said jury trials contributed to disproportionate costs in libel cases and recommended that […]

XXIV Old Buildings aims to raise its Chinese profile

XXIV Old Buildings has devised a five-year plan to raise its profile among ­Chinese law firms after the lengthy Danone/Wahaha dispute showed there is a place for the bar on ­disputes between Eastern and ­Western companies. In the arbitration, which took place in Stockholm – which has positioned itself as a neutral jurisdiction where Chinese and Western […]

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Linklaters Stockholm continues to shrink as tax team heads to Vinge

The exodus from Linklaters’ Stockholm office has continued with the defection of four associates to local firm Vinge. Tax specialist Odile Fallenius will join Vinge as a partner in February 2011 following maternity leave. Joining Fallenius is a team of three associates: Paul Dali, Tora Hansjons and Lina Hansson. The new additions bring Vinge’s tax […]

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