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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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Former Halliwells fixed share partners are seeking legal advice with a view to suing the firm’s ex-equity partners. One former fixed share partner pointed to “material evidence” of the firm’s minimum cashflow being “overstated” in emails from the equity partners to the fixed share partners, with the information allegedly being used as the basis for […]

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Ropes & Gray’s London office in the middle at the end of Almatis thriller

The long-running dispute over the restructuring of Almatis Group could finally be settled this week after more than a year of negotiations, proposals and ­counter-proposals. Last month a judge in the US Bankruptcy Court of the Southern District of New York gave the go-ahead for the Dutch company to emerge from Chapter 11 ­bankruptcy protection. […]

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Cravath elects new litigation chief

One of Cravath Swaine & Moore’s longest-serving members of management stood down at the end of last month as part of a wider-ranging shake-up of senior roles at the US firm. Litigation department head Rich Clary, group leader for five years, stood down on 20 September in favour of Sandra Goldstein. Prior to taking over […]

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