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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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BlackBerry maker Research in Motion (RIM) could see its US network shut down or face an expensive settlement, with Virginia-based patent holding company NTP set to file for an injunction in a US district court at the end of February. NTP, represented by local IP boutique Antonelli Terry Stout & Kraus, has stepped up its […]

Fennemores rocked by group defection to emw

Fennemores has been hit by the defection of a further five lawyers to rival emw law, leaving the embattled Milton Keynes firm’s property and corporate groups in tatters. Salaried partners David Danskin and Wendy Hodrien, associates Stephen Evans and Giles Ferin, and solicitor Jody Bingham will move across to emw’s Milton Keynes office in May. […]

Stephenson Harwood in funds push

Stephenson Harwood is continuing to ramp up financial services with the hire of CMS Cameron McKenna’s head of funds management Charlotte Hill. Hill joined the firm as a partner last week after spending three years at Camerons. A former head of legal at Threadneedle Group, Hill specialises in advising fund management companies, banks, insurance companies […]

The Vision Thing

Henry Ford had it. Margaret Thatcher had it. Nigel Knowles has it. Have you? Vision is what distinguishes achievers from administrators, the great from the merely good. Vision is what gets things done. But people with vision are few and far between in law firms. A species of professional timidity seems to have taken hold […]

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The Lawyer has been sweating over the most important application form of his life. I appreciate that for some this would be the entry application for Filford Golf Club and the choice of nominating members would be the most agonising decision ever made. What if Guy won’t actually back your membership application and is still […]

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