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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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Dechert taps Morgan Lewis for securitisation haul

Dechert has swooped on Morgan Lewis & Bockius, taking an eight-lawyer securitisation team including the former chairman of the group. Steven Molitor, a partner with Morgan Lewis for over 10 years, this week led the team of attorneys to Dechert’s Philadelphia office. During his time at Morgan Lewis before which he practised with New York’s […]

Weil Gotshal raids Baker & McKenzie in Europe

Weil Gotshal & Manges is taking the next step in boosting its European capital markets practice after recruiting the group head of Baker & McKenzie’s Budapest office. Konrad Siegler, head of the capital markets group, will move to Weil Gotshal’s Budapest office on 1 September to lead its Hungarian capital markets and finance practice. Siegler’s […]

Osborne Clarke answers call from Vodafone

Osborne Clarke is reaping the rewards of its head of IT’s secondment to Vodafone UK as the firm completes a high-profile joint venture with BT Retail. Osborne Clarke is working for Vodafone on the link-up between the two telecoms giants, which will enable customers to communicate and access the same information whether they are connected […]

WongPartnership hires partner for dispute resolution operation

Singapore’s WongPartnership has kick-started its Chinese dispute resolution practice with the appointment of the former executive director of the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews last Tuesday (1 June), Ang Yong Tong joined the firm’s fledgling Shanghai office as a partner at the start of the month. He will be responsible for […]

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