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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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Personal injury and conveyancing firm Forster Dean has announced a redundancy consultation with up to 13 jobs under threat. Chief executive Greg Shields confirmed the redundancy process had started this week. He said it was because of the imminent civil justice reforms recommended in the Jackson Report (3 December 2012). The firm has 29 offices […]

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Linklaters and White & Case lead as Bupa buys Polish healthcare group

Linklaters and White & Case have landed the lead mandates as Bupa makes its first foray into the Polish healthcare market by acquiring the country’s largest healthcare provider LuxMed Group from Mid Europa Partners for €400m (£326m). White & Case acted for for Bupa, with a team led by corporate partners Rob Irving in Budapest, […]

Australia’s Gadens expands into Singapore with Clifford Chance hire

Australian national firm Gadens Lawyers has hired a Clifford Chance Singapore-based counsel to lead the launch of its Singapore office. Marc Rathbone has joined Gadens as a partner in the firm’s Asia Pacific energy and infrastructure practice and will serve as managing partner of the firm’s Singapore office, which was opened at the beginning of […]

A&O, Bakers and Freshfields advise as €5.2bn UPS-TNT deal falls through

Allen & Overy (A&O), Baker & McKenzie and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have advised as the proposed €5.2bn (£4.2bn) takeover by UPS of Dutch delivery group TNT Express collapses after failing to get past the European Commission (EC). The official decision by EU competition chief Joaquín Almunia has not yet been officially filed but the buyout […]

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Varul relaunches in Latvia via merger with BDO Zelmenis & Liberte

Baltic firm Varul has relaunched an office in Latvia following a merger with local Riga outfit BDO Zelmenis & Liberte. The move follows the closure of Varul’s office in Riga in October following the departure of founding partner Gints Vilgerts and his entire four-partner, eight-lawyer team to kickstart the Latvian office of Swedish firm Magnusson […]

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