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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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SJ Berwin (Jonathan Blake) advised Fleming Family & Partners and Gordon House Asset Management on an acquisition of 30 per cent of Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicines shares in 36 spin-out companies. Imperial College advised by Bird & Bird. Rosenblatt (David Fairfield) advised the Sanctuary Group on its £1.2m acquisition of the Air-Edel […]

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Growth is planned for Fenwicks as a new senior partner takes the reins Niche construction firm Fenwick Elliott has restructured its partnership with dispute resolution partner Simon Tolson replacing Robert Fenwick Elliott as senior partner. Fenwicks will become a consultant for the firm on 1 April (The Lawyer, 18 March).Tolson says: “Robert had wound down […]

Last Garretts heavyweight finds Lovells

Lovells has hired Simon Atiyah, the last of Garretts’ big-name practising partners. The only Andersen Worldwide partner yet to find a new position is ex-managing partner Tony Williams.A source at Garretts said there was more good news, because the firm’s financial projections indicate that existing liabilities can be covered without partners’ equity taking a hit.Atiyah, […]

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