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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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£100m Indian debentures issuance guided by Khaitan & Co

Khaitan advised Kotak Mahindra Bank in relation to issuance of listed, rated, unsecured, unguaranteed, redeemable non-convertible debentures of some $158m (£100m) by Jindal Steel & Power on a private placement basis to Kotak Mahindra. Associate partner Ashwin Bishnoi led the transaction. 

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Hong Kong

Wilberforce and Ten Old Square silks instructed on $10bn Nina Wang appeal

Silks from Wilberforce Chambers and Ten Old Square have been instructed on the final stages of a landmark case in Hong Kong concerning the $10bn (£7bn) estate of the late Nina Wang, once the richest woman in Asia. The long running litigation over Wang’s home-made will, which left her entire estate to a charitable corporation, will […]

Singapore

Taylor Wessing Singapore member services arm prepares for IPO

Taylor Wessing’s Singapore member firm RHTLaw Taylor Wessing is preparing to list its professional services arm on the Singapore Stock Exchange’s secondary Catalist board, with a flotation expected in the first quarter of 2016. RHT Holdings, which is currently owned by RHTLaw Taylor Wessing’s equity partners, is the umbrella company for businesses focusing on compliance, […]

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Referral relationships go under the microscope at inaugural European Legal Networks Summit

Lawyers from around Europe are gathering in London today and tomorrow (11 and 12 March) to unpick the key elements in forging successful referral relationships for cross-border work. Delegates at The Lawyer’s inaugural European Legal Networks Summit will hear from a range of speakers, including BT Global Services general counsel Liz Walker, Travers Smith managing […]

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