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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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Morgan Cole profit jumps 30 per cent despite turnover fall

Wales-based law firm Morgan Cole has increased profit by an extraordinary 30 per cent, while recording a slump in turnover. Morgan, which has offices in Cardiff, Swansea, Oxford and Reading, recorded profit per equity partner (PEP) of £170,000, up 30 per cent on last year’s £130,000. Yet turnover is down 5 per cent, from £30.7m […]

DWS partners fall in with Vinson’s and Fulbright’s expansion plans

Two former Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) energy partners have joined Texas-based energy giants. Fulbright & Jaworski has taken Mathew Kidwell from DWS’s Dubai office as the Texan firm looks to expand its Middle East oil and gas practice. Meanwhile, Texan rival Vinson & Elkins has continued its growth in London, taking Michael Doble as senior […]

Beijing-Hong Kong merger creates Chinese heavyweight

Beijing-based Jun He Law Offices has become the third Mainland China-headquartered law firm to open in Hong Kong. The firm has opened through a merger with Hong Kong firm XJ Wang & Co, and will operate in Hong Kong under the Jun He name. Jun He’s Chinese operation recently worked alongside international firms Allen & […]

Cravath and Cadwalader snare key roles on $16.6bn Johnson & Johnson deal

New York firms Cravath Swaine & Moore and Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft have both grabbed the top roles on Johnson & Johnson’s $16.6bn acquisition of Pfizer Consumer Healthcare. Cravath partner George Schoen said old connections helped the firm win its role: “Johnson & Johnson is a long term client of Cravath. It’s a carve-out business […]

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