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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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The Guardian splits legal group in two

The Guardian news and media (GNM) group are set for a massive restructuring of its legal department leading to expansion and the team splitting into two legal divisions, the newspaper announced today. The newly-created divisions will be headed by Nuala Cosgrove, as director of editorial legal services, who will report directly to the editor Alan […]

Freshfields associates offered counsel path

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has continued its restructuring by overhauling its associate career path globally. The magic circle firm is introducing a counsel role for senior associates who want an alternative to partner status. The role will be applied slightly differently between jurisdictions. In the London office the role was already in place but it has […]

Altar-native career paths

Many is the managing partner forced to fret about the exodus of associates to investment banks these days. Allen & Overy (A&O) for one has lost more than its fair share. But now a new and potentially even more serious threat has emerged. It turns out that the lure of the First Estate is powerful […]

The green, green ass

And the race for the trophy for ‘greenest of the green’ starts here. Simmons & Simmons’ Mark Dawkins and SJ Berwin‘s David Harrel have been slugging it out so far to see which of their firms has the teeniest carbon toeprint, although the heat they generated on that row probably undid all their work. Now […]

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