The Lawyer/YouGov Survey: Worlds apart

The Lawyer/ YouGov survey highlights the London-regional divide: as the City frets over associate retention, the rest of the profession anticipates the Legal Services Bill

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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 falls on its ‘s’

What’s in a name? Plenty, thinks the firm formerly known as Nabarro Nathanson (or Nabarros to its mates). In fact, the mid-size firm thinks there’s even more in a letter. To be precise, there’s more value in losing a letter. In what must have taken many evenings over the drawing board, the firm has unveiled […]

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Manches wins IP battle for Tolkien

Commercial law firm Manches has secured author JRR Tolkien’s estate a subpoena against content-sharing website eSnips, it was revealed today (22 February). The subpoena, issued by the US District Court, requires eSnips to divulge the identities of those who posted illegal copies of Tolkien’s works, including The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings. Intellectual […]

Paul Hastings bags finance team from Orrick

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker has continued expanding its finance and restructuring practive, following a two-partner raid on Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. Partners Thomas Kent and Anthony Princi have joined the firm’s offices in New York and London. Princi, who was previously the co-head of Orrick’s global bankruptcy and debt restructuring group specialises in creditor-side […]

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