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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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Couchman scores sports duo from Addleshaws

Commercial boutique Couchman Harrington Associates has hired two lawyers from Addleshaw Goddard’s sports practice. The firm picked up the former head of sport at Addleshaws Andrew Price and legal director Steven Burton. The pair have more than 20 years of experience and have advised clients including the Football League and Rugby Premiership. Couchman managing partner […]

Doughty Street goes national with Bristol launch

Civil liberties set Doughty Street Chambers will open in Bristol after Old Square Chambers’ barrister Daniel Bennett defected to the set. The announcement comes just days after the set unveiled plans to open in Manchester with four former Garden Court North barristers (The Lawyer, 27 August). Bennett, who specialises in clinical negligence and personal injury […]

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Rare AIM deal sparks market optimism at Covington, Dorsey

Dorsey & Whitney and Covington & Burling were the key legal advisers in the AIM flotation of Indian Energy, only the fourth company to be admitted to the alternative market this year.late Power company Indian Energy, represented by London-based Covington & Burling corporate partner Simon Amies, raised £9.75m by placing more than 12.2m shares at […]

Sodexo finalises panel with places for nine firms

Food and facilities management company Sodexo has completed a three-month panel review, with nine firms winning places on the new roster. Sector-specific appointments have been made across the commercial, competition, construction, corporate, IP, licensing, litigation, regulatory, PFI and property areas. The shake-up was the initiative of general counsel and company secretary Gareth John (pictured), who […]

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