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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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Landwell’s Belgian firm Bogaert & Vandemeulebroeke has taken on a team of three partners and seven associates from domestic law firm Buyle Dieryck Van Looveren Maingain The new hires give Bogaert pre-eminence in the niche automotive sector and make Landwell Belgian’s largest firm numerically with more than 150 lawyers.Buyle Dieryck name partner Wilfried Van Looveren […]

Mace & Jones appoints new chief from DLA

Mace & Jones has appointed DLA partner Norman Jones as head of its Liverpool commercial property team Jones has been a partner in DLA’s real estate group since 1985 and was a one-time member of its management board. His new team comprises 10 fee-earners. Mace & Jones now has 33 partners.

Eversheds advises Swinton Insurance

Eversheds has advised Manchester-based Swinton Insurance Group on its purchase of Colonnade Insurance Brokers for £27m The acquisition of Colonnade from parent group Provident Financial makes Swinton the UK’s biggest high street insurer, with 348 high street branches.Swinton was part of the Royal & SunAlliance group until it was acquired by French mutual MMA last […]

Deals summary

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) (Simon Allen) acted for English Partnerships on the sale of the Millennium Dome to the Meridian Delta consortium, advised by Clifford Chance (Iain Morpeth). Holme Roberts & Owen (Kevin Conwick), with Herbert Smith (Patrick Robinson) and Denton Wilde Sapte (Simon Levine), advised Anschutz Entertainment, which will run the 20,000-seat arena that […]

Part-time pensions

Donna Moxham reports on the decision regarding part-timers’ pension schemes in Shillcock Pensions have been a relatively hot topic over the past year, with the advent of stakeholder pensions instigating a great deal of criticism of the entire pensions regime. The dual systems of state and personal pension arrangements is long due a complete overhaul. […]

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