This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 20th January 2014

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Latest Briefings

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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Bakers loses two partners to US rivals in Hong Kong

Baker & McKenzie has seen two of its Hong Kong partners leaving to join US rivals Dechert and Troutman Sanders respectively. The two partners leaving Bakers’ Hong Kong office are corporate partner Rossana Chu and litigation partner Kareena Teh. Chu has joined Troutman Sanders’ Hong Kong office as a partner in the firm’s commercial and […]

Phillips

The Guardian legal chief: Keeping guard

Guardian legal chief Gill Phillips balances protecting the newspaper from legal action across the globe with finding ways to get stories such as WikiLeaks out to the public “I have always been a Guardian reader,” says Gill Phillips, the paper’s director of editorial legal services. “When I started at Clifford Chance, I’d come up in […]

money

Debt rises for DAC Beachcroft and Olswang, while Ince cuts borrowings, LLP accounts show

The latest set of LLP accounts filed with Companies House show another batch of firms making changes to their borrowings to finance continued investment. DAC Beachcroft’s accounts confirm the firm’s 14 per cent rise in turnover for 2012/13 (15 July 2013). Audited revenues rose from £163.5m in 2011/12 to £186.8m last year, while profit available […]

Citibank slims down panel

Those on a January diet, here’s a comforting thought – big businesses are also going through the arduous process of trimming down. Citibank has been taking note. As revealed by The Lawyer in October, the banking giant has gone ahead with its plan to shed some pounds. The bank has scrapped its two-tier advisory roster […]

DIFC court declines to stay proceedings in favour of LCIA arbitration

By Henry Quinlan and Natalie Wainwright The Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) court has declined to stay proceedings in favour of an LCIA arbitration in London, despite finding that the arbitration clause was valid. In rendering its judgment, the court concluded that the presently drafted DIFC Arbitration Law failed to implement the New York Convention. […]

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