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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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RPC sends City lawyer to bolster nascent Singapore base

Reynolds Porter Chamberlain (RPC) is to expand its recently opened Singapore office with the transfer of legal director Jeremy Hewitt from London to lead a regional financial lines practice. The firm made its international debut in Singapore last October on the back of hiring Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) insurance and reinsurance partner Mark Errington […]

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White & Case funds partner quits for DLA Piper in New York

White & Case is set to lose a second member of its City funds practice, with global securitisation head Richard Reilly joining DLA Piper in the US. Reilly, who advises on investment fund formation, currently splits his time between London and New York, acting for US financial institutions including Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley and JPMorgan, […]

Doughty Street silk seeks to appeal libel payment to Baby P’s father

The publishers of The People are looking to appeal a substantial libel payout after the High Court today ruled that the paper mistakenly labelled Baby P’s father a convicted rapist. Mirror Group Newspapers (MGN) has been ordered to pay the man – referred to only as KC – £75,000 for what his counsel, James Dingemans […]

Giggs, gags and lessons to be learnt

Two recent casesshow why privacy injunctions must be approached with care The pendulum on privacy law continues to swing backwards and forwards. While the Leveson Inquiry focuses on the excesses of the tabloid press and calls for greater regulation, the failure of Ryan Giggs to reinstate his claim for damages against The Sun for breach […]

Tulkinghorn: Jobs for the boys

Tulkinghorn doesn’t give every charity shindig the time of day, but when he heard about Business in the Community’s Give & Gain Day, when worthies leave their day jobs and do some proper work, (which Eversheds is co-sponsoring with Lloyds Banking Group) he couldn’t hold back. Laudable though the initiative may be, sending lawyers to […]

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