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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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Slaughters beats rivals to Standard Life posting

Slaughter and May has won out against a slew of City firms for the coveted role as legal adviser on the demutualisation of Standard Life. The demutualisation will be the first time that Slaughters has acted for the company, which undertook a review of its legal panel, beginning in March, in preparation for the mandate. […]

Lifetime Achievement Award for Lord Lester of Herne Hill QC

Eloquently, passionately and with no little wit, the man can most certainly talk. Fortunately, on this occasion, he restricted himself to one gag, and to the delight of some in the audience, it was at Campbell’s expense. Opening his copy of the Civil Service (No 2) Bill at Section 6(3) Lord Lester turned his steely […]

Cable & Wireless slashes in-house team with compulsory redundancies

Cable & Wireless is downsizing its in-house legal team despite the improving fortunes at the FTSE 100 telecoms company. As part of the move Cable & Wireless has launched a compulsory redundancy programme that will affect up to 30 per cent of the company’s UK-based lawyers. It is understood that the telecoms giant has approximately 40 […]

Paul Hastings boosts project finance in Asia

Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker has bolstered its Asian project finance practice with White & Case’s former global head of India. Raj Pande, who has spent his entire legal career at White & Case, the last 10 years as a partner, becomes Paul Hastings’ first dedicated project finance partner in Asia. As head of Asian […]

Deacons appoints first female senior partner

Deacons has appointed the firm’s property head Lilian Chiang as the firm’s first ever female senior partner. Chiang is replacing Mark Roberts who is retiring from the firm after a total of 27 years, including six as managing partner and the last four as senior partner. Her appointment will take effect from 1 July for […]

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