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Latest Briefings

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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CC moves partner to boost Prague office

Clifford Chance is boosting its Prague office in recognition of eastern Europe’s burgeoning financial markets. Senior finance partner William Knowles is relocating from the London office to join the finance and banking practice in Prague. His role will be to strengthen the practice and coordinate regional transactions for global clients. Knowles became a partner in […]

Landwell

Landwell represented high-tech company Zen Holdings on its £240m listing on the London Stock Exchange. Landwell’s alliance partner PricewaterhouseCoopers provided advice on the long form report, corporate governance issues and employment share schemes. Corporate partner Simon Walker led a team of three on the listing. Linklaters & Alliance also advised Zen Holdings while Bay Venture […]

High resolution

The defining features of the truly successful arbitration are discretion, speed and economy. In theory that is, but in practice it is not always so straightforward. Such qualities seemed in short supply in last week’s acrimonious divorce of accountancy giant Arthur Andersen and its professional service group Andersen Consulting. Break-ups are never easy and this […]

Quote of the week

“It doesn’t matter to Andersen Consulting if they are called Andersen Consulting or Winnie the Pooh.” Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s Barry Ostrager, head of the legal team representing Andersen Consulting on its split from Arthur Andersen, on the importance of branding.

It's been a bad week for…

Daniel O’Connell. The businessman accused of forming a crooked alliance with a former Irish government minister to run a £20m tax racket has been sent to jail for eight years. The court was told the swindle was based on the VAT-free status of goods exported from one EU country to another. Peter Rook QC, for […]

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