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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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Bird & Bird launches Düsseldorf practice

Bird & Bird has launched its first German office with eight partners from the Düsseldorf office of Andersen Luther The team is led by Ander-sen CEO Wolfgang von Meibom, who joined with a team form Wessing last year. Meibom, who will be chairman of the new office, takes with him Klaus-Juergen Michaeli, Alexander Schroeder-Frerkes, Jan […]

Deals summary

Herbert Smith (Stephen Wisking, Jonathan Scott), has obtained European Commission merger clearance for Andersen’s UK merger with Deloitte & Touche. The deal, which was entered into on 9 April 2002, was cleared by the commission on 1 July 2002. Macfarlanes (Charles Meek, Stephen Drewitt) advised 3i on a £35m funding package for Partners for Finance, […]

Deals summary

Baker Botts advised Pride Offshore, a subsidiary of Pride International, on a $250m (£163m) syndicated secured revolving credit facility. Agent bank and lender Crédit Lyonnais advised by Herbert Smith (Jason Fox) and Bracewell & Paterson (Mark Evans, Richard Rice). Herbert Smith (Jane Borrows) advised Halifax Bank of Scotland (HBOS) on the restructuring of its regulatory […]

What's the damage?

With the time looming for firms to renew their professional indemnity cover, Deborah Talbot looks at three recent cases that may have an impact on how much you pay

Wet suits

Tulkinghorn is always fascinated by what those crazy types at Slaughter and May are up to. After all, it’s nothing but a rollercoaster ride of fun in Bunhill Row at the moment. So he was particularly happy to bring you the latest instalment of the saga of the pond in reception. If you recall, this […]

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