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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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Schneider ruling opens windows of opportunity for private equity houses

The European Comm-ission’s decision to block Schneider’s takeover of rival French electrical manufacturer Legrand has opened up a host of opportunities for private equity lawyers.The commission ruled last week that Allen & Overy (A&O) client Schneider must divest or demerge at least 93 per cent of Legrand, in which it holds 98 per cent of […]

BLG hires reinsurance lawyer from Freshfields

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert is taking on a reinsurance lawyer from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Mike Munro, who joins as a partner on 25 February, will focus on reinsurance, dispute resolution and corporate insurance. Munro was previously a partner at Clyde & Co.

CAC ruling on union recognition quashed

The chair of the Employment Bar Association has won a crucial judicial review against the Central Arbitration Committee (CAC), the government’s arbiter on union matters John Bowers QC of Littleton Chambers overturned the CAC’s earlier decision on the basis that it wrongly interpreted the trade union recognition legislation within the Employment Relations Act 1999.The CAC […]

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