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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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Milbank Tweed beefs up its Asian reach with B&M hire

Baker & McKenzie‘s Asia business unit head has departed for fellow US firm Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. Charles Conroy, who is based in New York, joins Milbank Tweed as a partner and will focus on cross-border and domestic M&A with an emphasis on Asia. He will also work with the firm’s Asian acquisitions finance […]

Philips

Philips Electronics purchases Agilent Technologies’ business Healthcare Solutions Group (HSG) for $1.7bn (£1.2bn). Philips advised by Sullivan & Cromwell (Neil Anderson) and Morgan Stanley Dean Witter. HSG advised by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Mieke Dudok van Heel) and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett.

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Property company Tichman Speyer Properties has done it all in the US and is now making its mark on one of London’s most famous sites with its latest acquisition- right next door to the Tower of London. Julia Cahill reports

ZMB

Having demerged from its secretarial recruitment division in the summer, ZMB was taken over by Hays for some £15m last month. With a turnover of around £6m, it placed approximately 30 partners last year. The rising stars at the moment are Yvonne Smyth and Andy Russell, who have stepped smoothly into the gap made by […]

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