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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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Taylor Wessing feud gifts Kirkpatrick 20-lawyer team

Taylor Wessing has been rocked by the departure of almost half of its 40-lawyer Berlin office after they quit for US firm Kirkpatrick & Lockhart Nicholson Graham. The details of the group hire are still emerging, but it is thought that around six partners and 16 lawyers in total will be leaving Taylor Wessing after […]

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Bermuda-based reinsurer Harbor Point has named Carol Rivers as general counsel. Rivers joins from Axis Capital Holdings. Niche insurance firm Robin Simon has hired Megan Howe as a senior solicitor in its London office. Howe joins from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert. HBJ Gateley Wareing has hired two partners in its Edinburgh property team. Andy Birrell […]

How many referees does it take to make a QC?

Following a period of deafening silence from the QC appointments secretariat in order for the new silks system to be tweaked somewhat, the 2007 competition has been at long last unleashed (see story). Barristers and solicitor-advocates now have just one month to fill in a whopping 118-page application form. And that’s the streamlined version. The […]

Linklaters boosts Budapest with Freshfields raid

Linklaters has raided Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer’s Budapest office of two corporate specialists, bagging a new head of corporate for its own office. Ádám Máttyus joins Linklaters as a partner and head of its corporate practice in Budapest. Máttyus joins from Freshfields, where he had been senior counsel. Ottó Daróczi also joins Máttyus from Freshfields’ Budapest […]

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