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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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Fennemores exits cause firm’s collapse

Fennemores is set to dissolve this autumn after three partners and a large team of lawyers announced that they were joining rival Milton Keynes firm Geoffrey Leaver Solicitors. The embattled £11m-turnover firm has been hit by a series of departures during the past months, beginning with the resignation of three partners in November 2005 to […]

International eye: Europe

Donna Sawyer on the month in Brussels VWEW splits over business strategy Brussels-based lawyers have been suffering from a collective case of itchy feet, with a number of firms undergoing changes. It kicked off with a bang in January when historic Brussels law firm VWEW saw all but one member of its competition and EU […]

DC’s Crowell & Moring overhauls management team

Washington DC-based Crowell & Moring has elected both a new chairman and a new managing partner. Kent Gardiner, a partner in the firm’s antitrust group, succeeds incumbent John Macleod as chairman. A former trial lawyer with the antitrust division of the US Department of Justice, Gardiner has practiced with the firm for 19 years. He […]

Freshfields managing director quits

Freshfields managing director Kirk Stephenson has resigned from the magic circle firm in the first internal shake-up since its management election last year. Stephenson’s resignation, which will be seen as marking a break from the old management team, was announced to partners yesterday. Stephenson joined Freshfields as finance director in 1999 after spells as FD […]

Herbies’ in-house unit boosted by transfer of litigation partner

Herbert Smith has transferred a litigation partner into its in-house advocacy unit for the first time to work on the next stage of its development. Litigation partner Adam Johnson joins resident QCs Murray Rosen and Ian Gatt, as well as two associates and a trainee, in the unit, which was launched in May 2005. “I’ll […]

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