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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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Three key deals

Vodafone acquires a 15 per cent stake in Japan Telecom for $2.2bn (£1.54bn), January 2001 This is the second-largest foreign investment in Japan after Renault’s deal with Nissan two years earlier. Herbert Smith, which has been in Tokyo for less than a year, and Tokyo Marunouchi Law Office advised Japan Telecom’s two founding companies, which […]

Philipson's death creates Thyssen hole

Trevor Philipson QC, one of the lead counsel in the court battle over Baron Hans Heinrich Thyssen-Bornemisza’s estimated £1.2bn fortune, has died aged 52. Philipson was one of three lead counsel in the Bermuda Thyssen case, which recently ground to a halt after Judge Mitchell stepped down. Philipson’s wide-ranging practice included international arbitration, aviation, civil […]

Judges of the ecj

Gil Carlos Rodríguez Iglesias: president of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) since October 1994 and judge since January 1986. Claus Christian Gulmann: since October 1994, and previously advocate general. David Alexander Ogilvy Edward: since March 1992, and Court of First Instance (CFI) judge from September 1989. Antonio Mario La Pergola: since December 1999, and […]

A year ago this week

Denton Wilde Sapte follows Cameron McKenna to Africa Denton Wilde Sapte’s first foray into East Africa was brokered by its East Africa expert Charles Morrison and head of trade finance Geoffrey Wynne. An association was set up with leading Tanzanian firm Mkono & Company, a Dar Es Salaam-based firm specialising in a range of practice […]

Tower hamlets

Paisner & Co won this contract after a competitive tender. The project is a nice meaty one for the soon-to-be-merged firm (its marriage with Berwin Leighton goes live on 1 May). The project involves the design, development and implementation of a portal and customer relationship management software, as well as the provision of related business […]

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