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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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Nabarro Nathanson has appointed Jonathan Warne as its head of commercial litigation. Warne, who takes over from Peter Sigler, will concentrate on expanding the department to accommodate the increase in work in general commercial and pensions law. The move coincided with Simon Johnson taking over as senior partner on 1 May.

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Are you a lawyer? Single? Looking for a new firm with partnership (and I don’t mean anything to do with equity) prospects? Well, the place to be is with James “Cilla” Hodgson and his crew at KLegal. Hodgson is on a mission – a matchmaking mission – and he hopes to be buying a new […]

Howrey hires IP star from Clinton team

Washington DC firm Howrey Simon Arnold & White is taking on the director of the US Patent and Trademark Office from the Clinton administration as a partner. Todd Dickinson, also under secretary of commerce for intellectual property (IP), will lead the IP licensing, counselling, prosecution and patent portfolio management practice. The firm already boasts the […]

Farrer & Co announces marriage with media firm Crockers Oswald

Niche media firm Crockers Oswald Hickson has been swallowed up by City firm Farrer & Co. The merger will create a 52-partner firm which will retain Farrers’ name and management team. The merged firm will have a six-partner media team headed by Farrers’ head of media Robert Clinton and Crockers’ senior partner Rupert Grey. Crockers […]

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CMS Cameron McKenna’s financial results are expected to show an increase of 20 per cent on last year’s turnover. Preliminary figures are showing a turnover of more than £160m compared to £136m in 1999/2000. This increase would represent the largest year-on-year increase since 1997’s merger, exceeding the annual target by 7 per cent. The firm […]

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