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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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Travers cleans up on second MBO in two days

Addleshaw Goddard, Travers Smith and DLA Piper have grabbed the lead roles on the £500m management buyout of cleaning and maintenance company Enterprise. DLA Piper acted for longstanding client Enterprise on the take-private that was backed by private equity company 3i. Manchester-based corporate partner Stephen Devlin led the team for Enterprise. 3i created a newco […]

Chiomenti launches in Beijing

Chiomenti will be the first Italian independent to launch in China, which it is doing with a former Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer associate. Gianluca D’Agnolo, formerly a Beijing-based associate at Freshfields, will head Chiomenti’s Beijing office, which has just been granted its licence by the Chinese Ministry of Justice. London-based Chiomenti corporate partner Luigi Bendi will […]

Bircham ramps up with Simmons raid

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