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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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Executive share plans in Russia and the CIS

Effective share-based incentive plans should be designed to align the activities of executives and senior employees with the requirements of the company’s shareholders and meet their expectations with regard to quantum and corporate performance. There is a growing demand in Russia for employers to establish employee benefit schemes for their employees. There has been an […]

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Slaughter and May’s first-ever female partner, and financial regulation group head, has retired after 37 years at the City firm. Lawyer Ruth Fox joined the firm as a trainee in 1977 and joined the banking group partnership in 1986, before establishing its financial regulation group a decade later. One of the group’s two key partners, […]

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Freshfields’ top earner took home £2.5m in 2012/13, LLPs show

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s highest-paid partner took home £2.5m last year, down 14 per cent from 2011/12, the firm’s LLP accounts have shown. The drop comes on the back of an audited fall in net profit of 5 per cent, from £329.1m in 2011/12 to £312.3m last year (28 January 2013). The amount due to the […]

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Travel group Tui raids Terex for general counsel

Travel giant Tui has hired a new general counsel for its group headquarters in Hanover, Germany, appointing former Clifford Chance lawyer Hilka Schneider. Schneider will replace outgoing general counsel Andreas Göhmann, who is retiring after leading legal teams for Tui and predecessor company Preussag for 16 years.  The duo are working together in a transitional period […]

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