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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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Advocate Helen Ruelle joins Ogier as Director of Local Legal Services

Advocate Helen Ruelle has joined Ogier as the firm’s new Director of Local Legal Services. Helen is one of the Island’s most prominent employment lawyers, and was a partner and head of Mourant Ozannes’ Jersey employment law team during a 16-year career at the firm. Her arrival at Ogier comes after a series of lateral […]

Leveraged and fund finance specialist Julia Keppe joins Ogier

Leveraged and fund finance specialist Julia Keppe has joined Ogier’s growing Banking & Finance team as a senior associate. Julia, who has previously practised in London and New York, joins the top-tier ranked team in Jersey led by Ogier’s European Head of Banking and Finance Katrina Edge. Julia’s 12 years of experience with her previous […]

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Allen & Overy makes up two women in 20-strong promos round

Allen & Overy has made up 20 lawyers to partner in its 2018 promotions round. Four associates have been elevated in London. They are Hannah Valintine in banking, John Kicken in capital markets, James Freeman in litigation and Andrew Cork in corporate. Kicken started his career at Cravath in America and is New York-qualified, while Cork, […]

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Bakers boosts banking team with White & Case and Ropes hires

Baker McKenzie has hired a three-strong partner team from White & Case and Ropes & Gray to bolster its banking team in London. White & Case partner Michael Doran is joining alongside Ropes & Gray counsel Nick O’Grady and Bevis Metcalfe. O’Grady and Metcalfe are joining as partners. Doran, who was one of the founding […]

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