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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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B&M snaps up Briones to create Spain’s largest independent firm

Baker & McKenzie has merged with Spanish law firm Briones Alonso y Martín to create the largest independent law firm in Spain. The merger, which took effect on 1 January, comes shortly after Madrid-based Briones’ decision to break its three-year alliance with French firm Bureau Francis Lefebvre. Baker & McKenzie already has 16 partners based […]

Hogans lands telecoms ace from Hughes

The Paris office of Washington’s largest law firm Hogan & Hartson has poached a top communications partner from rival Hughes Hubbard & Reed. Winston Maxwell, who is highly regarded within his sector, represents clients in telecommunications, internet and new media law. He is admitted to practice in New York and is an Avocat à la […]

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Turkish bank Koçbank originates $300m (£200.76m) future flow securitisation programme with WestLB as arranger. Koçbank advised by White & Case in London (Jake Jackaman). WestLB advised by Brown & Wood (Margaret Boswell).

A View from Washington

Only the most preliminary observations can be made at this date as to the likely antitrust landscape that will take shape under the administration of President-elect George Bush. Certainly, it would be reckless for one to read very much into “off-the-cuff”, unrehearsed campaign remarks concerning any antitrust initiative, especially those related to a particular case, […]

BAR TALK

Shortly before the Christmas break another Bar Council initiative was unveiled: a European circuit for the bar of England and Wales. On the plus side, the exceptional David Vaughan QC is at its helm. The new circuit, based on the existing organisations that have been around since the 12th century in the UK, hopes to […]

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