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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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Clifford Chance acts in Nokia bid for Symbian

Clifford Chance has won its first major UK mandate from Nokia, as the mobile phone giant moves to take over mobile software company Symbian. Also lining up on the $410m (£206m) deal are Eversheds, Norton Rose and Slaughter and May. Clifford Chance corporate partner Joachim Fleury has been instructed as Nokia offers to buy the […]

SFO lambasted over collapse of Goldshield case

The taxpayer could foot a bill of around £40m after the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) was forced to drop a high-profile case against Goldshield Group. The SFO had accused pharmaceutical company Goldshield of conspiring to defraud the NHS through an alleged pharmaceutical cartel. However, the SFO’s original indictment only related to price-fixing, which alone is […]

Dentons leads on Cadogan Petroleum’s London IPO

Denton Wilde Sapte has advised Cadogan Petroleum on a London Stock Exchange (LSE) IPO to raise finance for its Ukrainian drilling programme. The listing raised £150m, giving Cadogan a market capitalisation of £531m – the second largest oil and gas IPO on the LSE main market by capitalisation, according to lead corporate partner Neil Vickers. […]

Current economic conditions in the shipping finance market

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