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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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NYC and West Coast practice in talks to create national firm

San Francisco-based firm Thelen Marrin Johnson Bridges and Reid & Priest in New York are poised to merge. The merger would create a top 50 national firm with around 350 partners 190 from Thelen Marrin and 160 from Reid & Priest. As well as a strong presence in New York and San Francisco the firm […]

Freshfields nets Tokyo firm

Freshfields has acquired a small Japanese law firm in a bid to become the first UK firm to practice Japanese law in its Tokyo office. The firm has hired Naoki Kimani, a senior bengoshi (Japanese lawyer) and his team of two paralegals and two assistants. Kinami, who has practiced international law for 20 years, has […]

CC grows in Germany

Clifford Chance has expanded its insurance practice in Germany by recruiting Dr Herbert Palmberger from CHUBB insurance company of Europe. Palmberger will work for Clifford Chance’s Dusseldorf office.

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Rowlingson v Bennett QBD 17 October, 1997 Claimant: Robert Rowlingson, 43 Incident: Road traffic accident Injuries: Claimant, a police sergeant with the Essex force had been manning a speed trap when he was hit by a car. It is estimated he was thrown some 35 ft. Insurers for the defendant accepted he had been 87.5 […]

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