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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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Appeal judges face meddling accusation

High Court judge Mr ­Justice Peter Smith has slammed the Court of Appeal for its level of ­intervention in the case management ;of ;long ­commercial trials. In a speech to the ­London Solicitors ;Litigation ­Association’s (LSLA) ­annual dinner last Tuesday (18 November), Smith J said the appeal court had “failed to engage with High Court […]

Covington, Fulbright to review Bush’s DoJ

Covington & Burling and Fulbright & Jaworski are among the firms appointed by President-elect Barack Obama to review investigations shelved during the Republican administration. Obama selected Covington partner Eric Holder and Fulbright partner Richard Smith to join his transition team to look into the Department of Justice (DoJ) during George W Bush’s time in office. […]

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It was Cravath Swaine & Moore that set the bonus trend last year with special awards for associates. This year the firm may well be setting trends again – but for very different reasons. After Skadden boldly matched its 2007 numbers but scrapped the special bonus structure (see story), Cravath has almost halved last year’s […]

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Field Fisher lawyers freed from Mumbai terror ordeal

Mark Abell and Christopher Jackson, the Field Fisher Waterhouse partners trapped in a Mumbai hotel siege, have been evacuated. Mark Abell (pictured) and Christopher Jackson, the Field Fisher Waterhouse(FFW) partners trapped in a Mumbai terrorist hotel siege, have been evacuated. As reported on TheLawyer.com, Abell was trapped in his room when the attacks began on […]

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