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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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NYSE appoints regulatory GC ahead of listing

The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) has rejigged its legal team ahead of its merger with publicly-listed company Archipelago Holdings. James Duffy, a senior vice president since 1999 and deputy general counsel since 2004, has been promoted to the position of executive vice president and general council, NYSE regulation. The regulation general counsel position is […]

Clydes boosts aviation finance with Freshfields hire

Clyde & Co is strengthening its aviation finance team with the hire of a senior Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer lawyer. Siva Subramaniam, formerly a senior associate at Freshfields, joins Clydes as a partner. The appointment comes six months after Clydes merged with aviation boutique Beaumont & Son. Subramanium’s hire brings the number of aviation-focused partners to […]

Skadden and Linklaters top European rainmakers list

Corporate partners from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom and Linklaters have emerged as the top European rainmakers. Skadden partner Scott Simpson topped Mergermarket’s 2005 pan-European league table by value of individual lawyers, advising on nine deals worth EUR76.6bn. Meanwhile, fellow Skadden partner Michael Hatchard took the number two spot after advising on 11 transactions […]

Simmons in hunt for senior partner

Simmons & Simmons is set to begin its nomination process for senior partner this month, after Janet Gaymer announced her resignation in December. Gaymer will step down this year to take up a new role as Commissioner for Public Appointments in England and Wales after 35 years at the firm. A number of candidates are […]

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