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Bulgarian pension funds: New opportunities for banks to enter into repo transactions and derivatives

By Tsvetan Krumov The amendments provide new business opportunities to banks to enter into repo transactions and derivatives with Bulgarian pension funds. There are various types of private social security funds under Bulgarian law depending on the social security risks they cover. However, as the regime for derivatives and repo transactions is identical for all […]

Amsterdam District Court: Museum Map Foundation must provide data to tax authorities on museum visits

By Anke Holtland Yesterday, the Amsterdam District Court ruled in summary proceedings that the Museum Map Foundation must provide data to the tax authorities on museum visits by one specific museum card holder. What was going on? The Tax and Customs Administration demanded the information about museum visits from one specific museum card holder for the period 2014 to […]

Rules and weightings for 4th Dutch Offshore Wind tender (HKZ III&IV)

By Roland de Vlam, Redmar Damsma With the tender for the Hollandse Kust Zuid III & IV offshore wind sites in Q1 2019 rapidly approaching, potential contesters and other interested parties are awaiting the publication of the definitive version of the Ministerial Regulation holding the rules and weightings related to the tender procedure and criteria […]

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Chancery Lane IT kit deal imminent

Alison Laferia reports THE LAW Society is on the verge of signing a deal with a leading computer company for the installation of its new IT package for small firms. The systems integration house, which the Law Society is not naming until the deal is finalised, will take charge of installing the society’s High Street […]

In brief: Paisners' pensions victory sets precedent

Pensions Ombudsman Julian Farrand, advised by Paisner & Co, won in the High Court when conglomerate Hillsdown Holdings was ordered to pay back £18.4 million unlawfully taken from one of its pension schemes. Hillsdown had appealed against a similar ruling by Farrand last year, which the company attempted to overturn in court. David Parkin, head […]

Bakers picks up Detroit practice's Polish office

Baker & McKenzie has taken over the Polish office and seven lawyers, including two partners, of Detroit firm Dickinson Wright Moon Van Dusen & Freeman. Two further lawyers have gone to Clifford Chance’s Polish office. Lawyers at the Dickinson office were believed to have been unhappy at the lack of support from their head office. […]

Lambeth advertises legal work

Helen Sage reports Law firms have been invited to tender for work after Lambeth’s radical voluntary privatisation initiative was passed by councillors earlier this month. The legal department has sent out a mail shot advertising 85 per cent of its work to all the law firms it has dealt with in the past. In the […]

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