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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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Wilmer Cutler launches West Coast operation

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Aussie firms raided in tax probe

Four prominent Australian firms have been raided by the country’s Crime Commission as part of an investigation into an international tax fraud scheme. Deacons, Gadens, Abbott Tout and Dibbs Barker Gosling were all served with warrants to surrender files earlier this month. The Australian Crime Commission arrived unannounced at the firms after the matter was […]

Addleshaws’ Hammonds captures get notice period halved to three months

Addleshaw Goddard has secured the early release of the five construction partners the firm hired from Hammonds’ Leeds office. As first revealed on www. thelawyer.com (2 March), Addleshaws hired equity partners Simon Palmer and Mark Hilton and salaried partners John Emerton, Andrew MacCuish and Jonathan Tattersall to boost its contentious construction practice. The move also resulted […]

Simmons beats profit predictions with 40 per cent hike

Simmons & Simmons has beaten its already confident predictions on financial performance after confirming a final profit per equity partner (PEP) hike of 40 per cent. Final calculations for the 2004/05 financial year have revealed that Simmons’ average PEP reached £385,000, up from £275,000 in 2003/04. This was a further rise from the firm’s projected […]

The art of performance

Profit is directly related to performance, so tracking that performance in order to improve is essential. Julie Walker gives some tips on how to get the most from your partners With the financial reporting season in full swing and firms releasing their profit per equity partner (PEP) figures, questions are often raised over the optimum […]

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