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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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Crackdown on pension liberation schemes welcome for exposing risks, says Eversheds

Claire Carroll, pensions litigation specialist and partner at Eversheds, has commented following news that several websites have been frozen as part of a campaign against pension liberation schemes run by the UK Pensions Regulator. Carroll said: ‘In our experience, pension liberation schemes present real headaches for all those involved in the member’s transfer request, be […]

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OC set to launch in Asia following raid on Bird & Bird’s Hong Kong base

Osborne Clarke is set to extend its presence into Hong Kong, with the hire of a prominent team from Bird & Bird. Marcus Vass, who heads up Bird & Bird’s communications, media and technology group in Asia, has been lined up to join Osborne Clarke alongside corporate partner John Koh and a number of associates.  […]

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Moore Blatch’s PEP drops by 61 per cent as firm focuses on investment

Average profit at Southampton-headquartered Moore Blatch fell sharply in 2013/14, from £344,000 in 2012/13 to £133,000. The firm’s equity spread also saw significant reductions, with the bottom of equity falling from £234,000 to £92,000 and the top of the equity reducing from £346,000 to £145,000. The 30-partner firm’s net profit stood at £1.4m, a profit margin […]

Allen & Overy advises 21st Century Fox on $9.3bn sale of Sky Italia to BSkyB

Allen & Overy has advised 21st Century Fox on its sale of Sky Italia and its 57.4 per cent stake in Sky Deutschland to BSkyB for a total consideration of $9.3bn (£5.5bn) in cash and assets. The sale includes approximately $8.6bn in cash and BSkyB’s 21 per cent stake in National Geographic Channels International, raising […]

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Marketing chiefs at City law firms pocket salaries of up to £477,000

Marketing heads at London’s top 60 law firms are paid as much as £477,000, according to a survey conducted by marketing recruitment consultancy Carter Murray. The survey, sent to the top 60 firms of The Lawyer UK 200 in 2013, had a 58 per cent response rate – with respondents weighted more heavily towards larger […]

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