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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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How far do you carry the can?

Supreme Court ruling may have serious liability implications for lawyers Why do you hire a lawyer? To give advice, sure, but how far should that go and how much can you blame them when things go wrong? Two views on the scope of a solicitor’s duty were taken by the High Court and Court of […]

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Simpson Thacher loses corporate partner as Kirkland launches in Houston

Kirkland & Ellis has opened up in Houston with the hire of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett M&A partner Andrew Calder. Calder will be joined by Kirkland corporate partner Benjamin Clinger, who will relocate from Chicago to Houston, and former Simpson Thacher associate Rhett Van Syoc, who left the firm in July for an in-house role […]

Conyers advises on grant of senior $657m credit facility to Orient-Express Hotels

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised Barclays Bank and JP Morgan Securities (as joint lead arrangers) and Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank (as senior co-manager) on the grant of a new senior $657m (£390m) credit facility to Orient-Express Hotels, the US-listed luxury hotels group, comprising both term-loan and multi-currency revolving credit facilities. The transaction […]

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