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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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International eye: France

Size matters as Fidal enjoys profitable 2005 Former KLegal firm Fidal was the first Gallic firm to reveal its financial results for 2005, announcing a turnover rise of 8 per cent. The giant firm, which has more than 1,400 fee-earners, now brings in E265m (£181.7m), and but tax law remains integral to its success. Fidal […]

Too hot to handle

Lawyer luvvie Mark Stephens continued his good run of form last week with the release of his 158th book, International Libel and Privacy Handbook. But Stephens is not a man to be satisfied with just a book launch to keep up a high profile. On Monday 8 May the great man could be heard on […]

CC scraps plans for all-equity structure

Clifford Chance has backed away from radical plans to create an all-equity partnership model in favour of a structure designed to give junior partners a stronger voice in the running of the firm. In a consultation paper that was sent out to all partners last week, the compensation review group is putting forward proposals designed […]

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Lester Aldridge has appointed Brett Martelli as a solicitor in the Southampton insolvency team. He joins from the London Borough of Havering. Lester Aldridge has appointed Brett Martelli as a solicitor in the Southampton insolvency team. He joins from the London Borough of Havering. Black Country firm George Green has promoted David Lucas to the […]

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Become a high-flyer

RAF lawyer Michaela Strowger argues that the armed services offer unparalleled career development The RAF Legal Branch offers an interesting alternative career path to solicitors looking to get out of the rat race by providing access to more unusual on-the-job training and further education. Where else do you have the opportunity to learn about weaponry, […]

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