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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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Cloisters head joins High Court

Laura Cox QC, the head of Cloisters chambers and leading employment barrister, is to join the High Court Bench She is due to be replaced by Robin Allen QC and Brian Langstaff QC as joint heads of chambers, pending formal elections in November.Cox is credited with managing Cloisters’ re-emergence as a specialist civil set after […]

Jones Day faces High Court for failure to disclose conflict of interest

US firm Jones Day Reavis & Pogue appears in the High Court today accused of professional negligence and breach of fiduciary duty It is alleged that the firm acted for both sides in a share placement by the Saab brothers at the Saudi American Bank without disclosing the conflict.In relation to today’s case (28 October) […]

Jewellers sues Customs for £2m

Mayfair firm Gordon Dadds has become the third firm to be appointed by claimants in an action against Customs & Excise The claimants, the owners of jewellry shop Matchpoint Pen Co, whose client list included the Sultan of Brunei, were acting in person until they handed their case to Gordon Dadds partner Patrick Gieron. It […]

Freshfields wins Cinven work on Kluwer auction

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has picked up the work on Cinven’s latest foray into the publishing sector. Most of the private equity house’s recent publishing acquisitions have gone to Ashurst Morris Crisp, but for the Kluwer Academic Publishers auction, the work went to Freshfields corporate partner James Davis. However, Candover, which was represented by Clifford Chance, […]

Osborne Clarke ramps up property and projects

Osborne Clarke has bolstered its property department with the appointment of SJ Berwin property development specialist Kathryn Almond, taking the number of property partners in the firm to 19. The firm has also taken on former Altheimer & Gray senior associate Cathy Harris to head its projects practice. Harris will join Osborne Clarke as a […]

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