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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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Firm profile: GV Hale & Co

Sole proprietor: Ged HaleTurnover: £750,000Total number of partners: OneTotal number of fee-earners: SevenTotal number of staff: 22Main practice area: Criminal defenceNumber of offices: FourLocations: Barnsley, Doncaster, Scunthorpe and Sheffield “I’m seriously considering whether to continue flogging a dead horse or looking for pastures new,” says Ged Hale, the sole practitioner at criminal defence specialist firm […]

Gate Gourmet blames union for staffing crisis

Gate Gourmet’s general counsel has hit out against the Transport & General Workers’ Union (T&G) for aggravating events surrounding its sacking of 800 staff for striking. European general counsel Hooman Yazhari said that because the industrial action at Gate Gourmet was not renounced by the T&G, it became official. Consequently, the company will not be […]

Alston & Bird bags War on Terror general counsel

ALSTON & Bird has welcomed back partner Joe Whitley to the fold after two years as the first general counsel to the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS), created in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attacks on New York. As general counsel, Whitley oversaw about 1,500 lawyers and 400 support staff from 22 […]

Freshfields, William Fry go head to head on Kappa-JSG merger

William Fry go head to head on Kappa-JSG merger” />Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Irish firm William Fry have landed lead roles on the €2.6bn (£1.75bn) merger between Kappa Packaging and Jefferson Smurfit Group (JSG). Chair of the private equity-focused team within the London corporate group at Freshfields, Edward Braham and corporate partner David Higgins are […]

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