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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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City firms attack plans for LLPs

The Government’s proposed legislation for limited liability partnerships (LLPs) will put City law firms at a disadvantage overseas firms with offices in the UK, say critics of the bill. The draft Limited Liability Partnership Bill requires UK LLPs to disclose accounts, but does not require overseas LLPs to do so. This would mean US partnerships […]

Pinsents scores twice with Wembley panels

Pinsent Curtis has scored a double by winning two appointments to the private practice panels advising on the u475m Wembley Stadium project. The firm’s tax and construction teams were selected after a competitive tender process and will join other law firms on the relevant panels. Senior partner Julian Tonks says: “We were delighted with this […]

In brief: Donns Solicitors

Donns Solicitors in Manchester has promoted a partner from within its catastrophic injury department. Lesley Casey has been an associate partner in the practice area for the last three years, dealing with extreme personal injury cases.

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Garretts represented Dicom Group on the equity funding of acquisition vehicle Imaging Components Corporation (ICC) and its $70.5m (£44m) tender offer for US company Kofax Image Products. David Bolton, corporate partner at Garretts, led a three-strong team, including Mark Cathro and Matthew Dobson, both managers in the corporate department. New York firm Kirkland & Ellis […]

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