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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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Stephenson Harwood secures licence to open Seoul office this autumn

Stephenson Harwood is set to open its office in Seoul in the autumn, after being granted a licence to practice in the jurisdiction by the Korean Ministry of Justice. The firm hired shipping and finance partner Michael Kim, who previously headed DLA Piper’s South Korea office, in February (7 February 2014). Having helped the firm […]

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This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 3 August 2014

Commercially sensitive data and information (or trade secrets in old money) are more important than ever – and more vulnerable than ever. Businesses and their lawyers need to be on constant guard to protect vital nuggets – and now the EU is lending a hand with a soon-to-be-implemented directive. As usual with Brussels, literalism is […]

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Midnight training contract deadline looms as intake numbers shrink

The date for would-be lawyers to submit their training contract applications is imminent, with most applicants facing a deadline of midnight tomorrow. This year’s applicants are facing a slimmer chance of attaining a training contract than ever. Figures released by the Law Society last year show that the number of training contracts registered in 2011/12 (the […]

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LCH Clearnet hires Freshfields senior associate as new general counsel

London Stock Exchange-owned clearing house LCH Clearnet has hired Diane Bouwmeester as its group general counsel and head of compliance. Bouwmeester steps into the role from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where she has been a senior associate since 2007. She becomes the first person to hold the newly-established general counsel and compliance head position at LCH […]

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