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The EU Court of Justice rules on the possibility for a contracting authority to impose minimum wage special conditions on businesses tendering for public contracts (Regiopost)

Introduction When can a contracting authority impose minimum wage special conditions on businesses tendering for public contracts? On 17 November 2015, the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) delivered its judgment in Regiopost v Stadt Landau [1] (Regiopost), a landmark ruling which could have far-reaching implications for UK companies tendering for public contracts elsewhere in the EU. The ruling also promises to give public authorities in certain EU Member States greater latitude to impose such special conditions, but it is likely to be of less relevance to UK contracting authorities. The Regiopost case follows two similar cases in recent years where the CJEU delivered judgments which generally had the effect of restraining the imposition of national or regional labour standards

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  • Norton Rose Fulbright (London)
  • Norton Rose Fulbright (London)

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Joosje Hamilton, Brendan Ryan, The EU Court of Justice rules on the possibility for a contracting authority to impose minimum wage special conditions on businesses tendering for public contracts (Regiopost), 17 November 2015, e-Competitions SGEI and competition law, Art. N° 78003

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