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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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Gibson Dunn scores New York M&A recruitment hat trick

Los Angeles firm Gibson Dunn & Crutcher is raiding Chadbourne & Parke to snatch a team that includes one of New York’s top M&A lawyers. Chadbourne is losing the head of its corporate finance group Dennis Friedman and two other partners, Barbara Becker and Scott Kislin. Friedman is one of the city’s well-known rainmakers, with […]

Couderts hires for new media

New York firm Coudert Brothers has lured the managing partner of Preston Gates & Ellis’ Silicon Valley operation to its Northern California offices to build its technology, internet and new media group. Jim Topinka is a corporate securities specialist with a practice focusing on representing emerging companies in technology, manufacturing, retail and financial services. He […]

UK firms trail US in high-tech investments

UK firms continue to lag behind US lawyers in embracing the investment opportunities of high-tech start-ups. Russell Hogg, an in-house lawyer from 3i,told the IBA conference that while US firms have surged ahead to specialise in servicing high-tech clients in acting as consultants as well as lawyers, there is a marked difference in the way […]

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