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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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Case book Judgments

Amoco (UK) Exploration Co & ors v (1) Teesside Gas Transportation Ltd (2) Imperial Chemcial Industries Plc & ors (4/4/01) HL Lords: Bingham, Hoffmann, Hope, Hobhouse and Scott Case related to the construction of an agreement for the transportation of natural gas from the North Sea to Teesside. Herbert Smith instructed Gordon Pollock QC of […]

Osborne Clarke hires two share scheme partners

Osborne Clarke OWA’s pensions and incentives team has hired a new partner and an assistant as the team loses a partner to Wragge & Co. The hires strengthen Osborne Clarke’s expertise in the growing share schemes market and are also aimed at boosting its service to international clients. Karen Cooper comes from Ernst & Young’s […]

Outmoded laws? Never

Calling all lawyers: the BBC is researching a light-hearted programme on arcane and unusual laws in the British Isles and needs your help. It is interested in any old laws that are curious, outlandish, endearing, strangely enlightening or just plain dated. These might be old regional oddities or modern classics, such as European directives that […]

Masons gets corporate capability in Scotland

Masons has hired its first corporate partner in Scotland from leading Scottish firm Dickson Minto. Derek Stroud will be working primarily with the firm’s fast-growing IT client base, but will also work with construction and energy clients. Until now, the corporate requirements of the firm’s Scottish-based clients have been handled from its London and Leeds […]

Regional partner promotions round-up

Addleshaw Booth & Co Rob Holmes, Yunus Seedat, Jim Tully (corporate finance); Charles Jagger (property litigation); James Whittaker, Michael Lowry (intellectual property (IP)); Nancy McGuire (construction); Jenny Cromack (secure direct); Sally Butt (finance litigation); James Preece (commercial and insurance litigation); Rob Riley (employment); Rachel Tunnicliffe (trusts and tax); Philip Way (family) Bond Pearce Stephen Pierce, […]

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