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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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Five jump ship from Stibbe

Dutch and Belgian firm Stibbe has continued slimming down its Brussels office to fit in with UK alliance partner Herbert Smith A group of five partners have left Stibbe in Brussels for a joint venture with domestic intellectual property firm Braun Bigwood and will not be replaced. The Lawyer understands that while the five were […]

Maxwell Batley opponent Watson Wyatt slammed

Watson Wyatt, the consultancy that failed in a $70m (£45m) claim against Maxwell Batley in October, has been refused leave to appeal and ordered to pay more than £1m in costs Its own costs, which will go to Simmons & Simmons, Christopher Moger QC of 4 Pump Court and Brick Court’s Simon Salzedo, are estimated […]

MUNDAYS SOLICITORS

Mundays goes global after joining international best-friends network Surrey-based Mundays Solicitors has just entered into a best friends network with a number of foreign firms (The Lawyer, 25 November). The aim of the network is for each of the best-friend firms to recommend each other’s services to new and existing clients. Senior partner Peter Munday […]

St Philips in tenant contribution shake-up

Birmingham set St Philips has overhauled the way its barristers contribute to chambers expenses A change was needed because of the large disparity in earnings of practitioners in the multidisciplinary set. Previously, some 70 percent of contributions were paid on a percentage of income and the remainder – for room rental or a place in […]

Guardian angel

Harrowing though her work must be, The Lawyer/Unicef Child Rights Lawyer of the Year Pat Monro still manages to keep smiling. Jennifer Currie reports Pat Monro has a a tendency to smile as she speaks. It’s not an unpleasant habit, but it is still unusual, especially considering that much of what she has to talk […]

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