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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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Sporting lawyers added to SDRP board

The Sports Dispute Resolution Panel (SDRP) appointed four independent directors to its management board today (29 June). Peter Crystal, Memery Crystal’s founder and corporate finance and sports partner, joins as a non-executive director after fending off 100 rivals for the position. Former Lovells partner Ros Reston and Clarke Willmottsports partner Trevor Watkins will also be […]

Trowers wins Law Firm of the Year

Trowers & Hamlins walked away with the prestigious Law Firm of the Year award at The Lawyer Awards last night (26 June). Trowers’ senior partner Jonathan Adlington collected the award from comedian Marcus Brigstock, the evening’s host. The firm was recognised for its success in recent years in developing a market-leading Middle Eastern projects-based practice […]

CC transfers cap markets partner to boost Romania

Clifford Chance is beefing up its fledgling Romanian presence with the transfer of London partner David Eatough to its Bucharest office. Capital markets partner Eatough, who specialises in debt capital markets and hybrid and structured finance, will move to Bucharest on 23 July. He will work alongside office managing partner Daniel Badea of Badea Asociatii, […]

Revealed: mid-market firms say ‘yes’ to flotation

Halliwells, LG and Olswang are among an unpre-cedented number of UK firms that are considering flotations or private equity investment once regulations allow. Almost a third of the firms in The Lawyer’s UK 100 now state that they are in favour of allowing the injection of third-party capital. Speechly Bircham managing partner Michael Lingens said […]

In-housers call on firms to improve cost management

In-house counsel have high expectations of their external dispute resolution lawyers beyond the outcome of the case, with costs being the most important factor. A survey by Grant Thornton‘s forensic and investigation services practice has revealed that in-house counsel believe that, other than the outcome, managing costs is the most decisive factor in measuring a […]

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