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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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Freshfields lures Belgian tax expert

Freshfields has taken Loeff Claeys Verbeke’s head of tax in an attempt to boost its Belgian practice. Axel Haelterman joins as a partner after more than 12 years at the leading Belgian practice. He is regarded as one of the country’s leading tax practitioners and is a professor of tax law at the University of […]

Apacs general counsel leaves for LCH position

General counsel of Apacs Susan Ward is quitting her post to take up a similar role at the London Clearing House (LCH). Apacs, the Association for Payment Clearing Services, is the UK payment clearing and money transmission organisation. It is responsible for the management and development of the principal electronic and cheque clearings. LCH currently […]

Rakisons' merger talks break down

Merger talks between City firm Rakisons and US firm Leboeuf Lamb Greene & Macrae have broken down following last week’s departure of Rakisons’ head of telecoms (The Lawyer, 7 February). The talks had reached “advanced stages”. It is understood the firms had exchanged financial information. Sources say that Leboeufs has been looking for a telecoms […]

Norton Rose raids Davis Polk

Richard Baumann, an associate in the American firm’s London office, moves to Norton Rose as a partner in April

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