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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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Lovells overhauls US management team

Lovells has named New York litigation partner Marc Gottridge as its next US regional managing partner. Following the outcome of a partnership vote he will take up the three-year position tomorrow (1 August). Gottridge, who replaces Chicago-based Joe McCullough, will head a team of 80 fee-earners based in both New York and Chicago. He will […]

Development sale hands roles to duo

Howard Kennedy and Travers Smith have advised on the £111.8m purchase of a one million sq ft riverside development site at Greenwich Reach, near the Thames in South East London. Howard Kennedy advised Roamquest, a subsidiary of developer and existing client Galliard Homes, on the purchase of the site from central London office development company […]

Compagnoni proves his worth on Weil’s Advent win

The benefits of private equity partner Marco Compagnoni’s February 2006 arrival at Weil Gotshal & Manges have extended beyond the London office. The US firm’s Paris office has just completed its first deal for Advent International, a key private equity client brought by Compagnoni to Weil’s London outfit when he joined from Lovells last year. […]

Sidley makes up three in London

Chicago-headquartered Sidley Austin has promoted three partners in its London office, the most seen in at least the last four years. All three new London partners – Jonathan Edge, Theresa Kradjian and Paul Matthews – are structured finance and securitisation experts. In all 36 lawyers were made up to the partnership, a slight dip on […]

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