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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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Weil Gotshal sends second ace to Europe

Weil Gotshal & Manges is relocating its second New York heavyweight to its European operations in as many months, this time to London. Jeremy Dickens, the highly rated global co-head of Weil Gotshal’s capital markets practice group, will move to the firm’s London office in early June and is expected to stay for a two-year […]

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A new survey has revealed that UK law firms are losing clients as a result of computer viruses. Of the senior partners surveyed, 6 per cent admitted that they had lost clients, or had client relationships damaged, by attacks on their computer systems, reveals the survey by NOP World/Evolution Systems. The recent plethora of viruses […]

Freshfields injuncted on M&S bid

Slaughter and May has secured an injunction preventing Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer from acting for Philip Green in his bid for Marks & Spencer. However Freshfields counsel Michael Brindle QC of Fountain Court Chambers appealed the decision immediately. The injunction has now been stayed until a hearing scheduled for 10.30am tomorrow morning (3 June). In an […]

Dewey gets private equity back on track

Dewey Ballantine has poached Norton Rose corporate partner Markus Federle, who will restart its private equity push following the departure of the founder of the firm’s German practice Geza Toth. Federle, a rated corporate and private equity lawyer, has not been put on gardening leave from Norton Rose and joins Dewey’s Frankfurt office this week. […]

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