Top 10 stories – 19 September – 25 September 2014

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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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Stephenson Harwood advises Govia on clearance for tripartite rail franchise

Stephenson Harwood has advised transport company Govia on a phase one merger clearance from the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) for the Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern (TSGN) rail franchise. Stephenson Harwood is advising Govia in its bid to form a railway franchise joining Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern railways, which was approved and launched […]

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Hovis appoints Helen Selby as GC and sets up first legal team

Bread brand Hovis has established its own legal team headed by former Premier Foods counsel Helen Selby.  The creation of the new legal team follows the acquisition of a 51 per cent stake in the business by Gore Group in April. She joined Hovis in May from Swedish lock manufacturer Assa Abloy where she was […]

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Ashurst sends finance partner Lancaster to boost Glasgow office

Ashurst’s Michael Lancaster will be the first finance partner to be based in the firm’s Glasgow office as part of a plan to expand its low cost support base in Scotland. Lancaster will relocate from Ashurst’s Paris office in November to be the firm’s first finance partner based in Scotland. Lancaster specialises in general banking and […]

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China Elite 2014

The Lawyer’s exclusive investigation into the Chinese legal market gives the inside track on the top firms and the pressures they operate under This year’s Fortune Global 500 reveals that 95 Chinese companies have made it into the world’s largest 500 companies by revenue, up by six from last year. Together, these companies posted $5.8trn […]

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Freshfields bids for US M&A home run

Magic circle player splashes out as it aims for the New York corporate heights In recent years, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has focused its US efforts on litigation and is now turning its attention to its transactional team in a big way. This month the firm created two corporate leadership roles, taking on former Wachtell Lipton […]

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