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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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Gentle touch in the city of steel

Observers prepared to watch a battle for supremacy when Nabarros set up in Sheffield. But the firm refused to play. When Nabarro Nathanson rode into town four years ago, Sheffield’s big guns prepared for a legal showdown. “When Nabarros arrived we had to reposition ourselves,” admits Dibb Lupton Alsop regional managing partner Paul Firth. The […]

Dentons swallows Fox & Gibbons

Denton Hall has acquired the 42-lawyer Middle East practice Fox & Gibbons, but is taking only one of its 11 partners into full equity. Fox & Gibbons senior partner Robert Gibbons and managing partner Robert Sprawston will assume consultancy status while company commercial partner Paul Sheridan becomes a full equity partner. Fox & Gibbons’ 14 […]

The Lawyer Inquiry: Richard Leeming

Richard Leeming was born in Lincoln in 1967. He is a corporate banking associate at Burges Salmon. What was your first job? Mortician’s porter at the Salisbury Infirmary. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? £17,500 as a trainee at Ashurst Morris Crisp. What would you have done if you hadn’t been a […]

Strasbourg reopens

The remodelled European Court of Human Rights opened in Strasbourg last week. The court, staffed by 40 judges, combines the old commission and human rights court. The commission filtered alleged breaches of the European Convention on Human Rights by deciding if they were admissible. This will now be done by a judge rapporteur, who will […]

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