This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 26 April 2015

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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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Ogier’s Sally Edwards is IFLR European Women in Business Law finalist

Ogier partner Sally Edwards has been named as a finalist in the International Financial Law Review (IFLR) European Women in Business Law Awards 2015. Edwards, who is Ogier’s head of private client and trust services and based in Jersey, was recognised as an expert in the Citywealth Leaders List 2014 as well as the Citywealth […]

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Shell global legal director warns firms: work with us on pricing

Royal Dutch Shell global legal director Donny Ching has put fee arrangements at the forefront of his next panel review, scheduled for April 2016. Over the last few years Shell has managed a robust approach to pricing, with the adoption of what it terms ‘appropriate fee arrangements’ (AFAs). The in-house team has made heavy use […]

Shell GC Donny Ching on the BG merger and his in-house revolution

It’s an exciting time to be working in energy, and Shell general counsel Donny Ching’s interview with The Lawyer outlines how the oil and gas giant deals with risk, litigation, corporate deals and the challenge of legal fee costs. It’s an exciting time to be working in energy, and Shell general counsel Donny Ching’s interview […]

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Parabis appoints COO Powell as CEO in board level reshuffle

Parabis has announced a number of changes to its board, including the appointment of chief operating office (COO) Jason Powell as group chief executive. Powell joined Parabis in 2013 and worked alongside group commercial director, Tim Roberts, through a period of restructuring within the firm, which followed rapid expansion (19 May 2014). Parabis closed its […]

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Fieldfisher mourns former litigation head Peter Stewart

Fieldfisher has announced that its former litigation head, partner Peter Stewart, has died of a heart attack.  Stewart joined Fieldfisher in February 1980 and was head of the firm’s London dispute resolution team for 10 years from 1985. In a statement, Fieldfisher said “Peter was [also] one the leading and most respected lawyers in the […]

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