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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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Lottery deal work goes to Nabarros

Nabarro Nathanson is advising the Post Office in its first major deal since it was freed from commercial shackles by the Government’s White Paper on its reform in July. The Post Office is making a joint bid for the lottery contract with current operator Camelot, which is advised by Cameron McKenna. Nabarro Nathanson corporate partner […]

Warren & Allen gives managing partner position to 30-year-old

Nottingham firm Warren & Allen has elected 30-year-old Heather Stanford as its managing partner. Stanford, thought to be the youngest woman in such a high-ranking position, replaces Chris Miller, who is standing down to join rival Nottingham firm Nelsons as deputy managing partner after 21 years with Warren & Allen. Stanford says: “It was a […]

IBM's legal chief quits to launch consultancy

IBM’s most senior UK lawyer is quitting the computer giant after 29 years to set up his own consultancy. Duncan Campbell will stand down in November from his current role as senior counsel responsible for millennium Y2K issues to IBM EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa). For seven years, until December 1995, Campbell was general counsel […]

Property

Linklaters advised two clients on major shopping centre deals: the £93m acquisition of the Brunel Centre in Swindon and the acquisition of Wolsey Place in Woking, Surrey. In Swindon the Linklaters team, led by Christopher Coombe, advised MEPC, which acquired the Brunel Centre from Swindon Borough Council, which was advised by Berwin Leighton. In Woking, […]

Eversheds poaches Beachcrofts partner

Beachcroft Wansbroughs has lost its head of employment in Bristol to Eversheds. Tony Brown has joined Eversheds’ Bristol office as a partner in its expanding employment team. Brown is believed to be the first senior departure from the Wansbroughs Willey Hargrave side of the merger that formed Beachcroft Wansbroughs at the end of last year. […]

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