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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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THE JOINT leaders of the Legal Aid Practitioners Group have called on the Law Society to seize back the quality initiative by introducing more specialist panels and pushing ahead with quality accreditation. In a message to their group, co-chairs Jon Lloyd and Bill Montague have accused the profession of being “too slow off the mark […]

Uniform software for police

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UN may force Govt to reveal its NI links

DETAILS of alleged collusion between the security forces and Loyalist terrorists in Northern Ireland, claimed to be linked to the murder of solicitor Pat Finucane and others, could be demanded from the Government by the United Nations in the New Year. The Government is expected to face detailed questions about its intelligence operations, including its […]

In brief: New senior partner for maritime firm

Litigation department head Harvey Williams last week took over as senior partner of international maritime firm Sinclair Roche & Temperley, filling the shoes of John Morris who stepped down after 20 years in the position. Williams, a qualified master mariner, became a partner with the firm in 1971 and specialised in charter party, contract and […]

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