The Lawyer Awards 2014: Chambers of the Year

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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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Its legal market is destined to open up to US and European firms soon. Korean players are finding ways to power up for the challenge It has been more than two years since Ropes & Gray, Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton and Clifford Chance became the first foreign firms to be allowed to open offices […]

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Stephenson Harwood grew its revenue by 8 per cent from £112.3m to £121m over the course of the 2013/14 financial year (15 July 2013). The uptick marks the fifth year of consecutive growth for the firm, which has seen its turnover rise each year since 2008/09, when turnover stood at £85.1m.  This growth is mirrored […]

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Canary Wharf bondholders do battle over Clifford Chance HQ sale proceeds

Deutsche Bank and Canary Wharf Group are seeking a court resolution over a financing deal following the £795m sale of Clifford Chance’s 10 Upper Bank Street building. Deutsche Bank’s trustee business and Canary Wharf Finance II, a CWG subsidiary, are asking the court for a decision over whether to pay out £168.8m to note holders […]

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Meet the new boss: changing role of the country’s top GCs

We’re coming out of the back room and helping to shape strategy, say our shortlisted lawyers for this year’s In-house Lawyer of the Year award. In-house lawyers are no longer the forgotten back office box-tickers they once were, next-generation general counsel are masters of the boardroom. Dynamic, often young, and surprisingly good-humoured, considering they’re also […]

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