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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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Optima reprimanded by the SRA over Capita investment

SRA comes down on Optima-Capita deal despite leading counsel giving green light to investment strategy Volume powerhouse Optima Legal Services has been told to sever links with outsourcing giant Capita after the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) found their relationship breached rules governing non-lawyer investment in firms. Optima had been under investigation by the SRA since […]

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Deutsche Telekom has taken its new head of legal from Ashurst’s Frankfurt office. According to German legal website Juve Claudia Junker, a corporate partner in Frankfurt, will replace AxelLützner in the Deutsche Telekom role. Lützner has held the position since 2008. “Claudia’s departure is much to our regret,” said Reinhard Eyring, head of Germany and […]

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SJ Berwin managing partner to stand down ahead of potential merger

SJ Berwin managing partner Ralph Cohen is to stand down from the role in the autumn, 18 months before the end of his term was due to end. Cohen, who has been in the position since 2002, said he had “been thinking about it for some time” and would return to his EU and competition […]

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Kingsley Napley is on an expansion drive. The Clerkenwell firm added £2m to its turnover in 2009-10 from £19.5m to £21.5m, with increases in billings across the litigation groups. “Criminal/regulatory exceeded budget, clinical negligence exceeded budget, and employment exceeded budget,” says managing partner Linda Woolley, herself a criminal regulatory specialist. ­Corporate work accounted for £2.4m, […]

Because Camerons is worth it

Despite the increased threat of global terrorism, the escalation of violence in Greece and the ever-present menace posed by roguish foxes in our inner cities, the world is officially becoming a nicer place. Where’s the evidence for this outrageous claim in the face of all the ills, thrills and oil spills that currently assail our […]

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