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European Court of Justice voids European Commission’s decision to grant state aid authorisation for UK’s capacity market scheme

By Maria Connolly The ECJ found that the Commission had granted approval in 2014 after just a month long preliminary examination and had failed to take full account of objections raised. The Commission must now undertake a full investigation of the scheme before granting state aid approval.  It may emerge that changes to the scheme […]

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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BLP to cut 58 legal staff in massive salary reduction drive

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) today (14 May) announced plans to make a raft of redundancies affecting nearly 100 lawyers and staff at the firm. The firm will be consulting on a redundancy programme, which it anticipates will affect about 58 legal staff and 44 secretarial staff. It also wants to cut salary costs in its […]

Pamboridis closes its Limassol office

As a result of the unprecedented decision of the Euro group on 15 March 2013, the recapitalisation of the two largest Cyprus banks and the subsequent recession, Pamboridis has decided to suspend the operations of its Limassol office. Since 1 May 2013, all Limassol personnel have been working out of the law firm’s Nicosia head […]

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Women in the law

It was interesting to hear Vince Cable’s recent announcement that he is prepared to consider legislation to enforce the Government’s target for female representation on the boards of FTSE 100 companies. Why? Because after an initial surge, following the publication of the Davies report in 2011, the pace of change has slowed. The target is 25% by […]

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Health Alert — 6 May 2013

The 6 May 2013 issue of DLA Piper’s Health Alert publication is available now. Contents Judgments Australian Information Commissioner New South Wales. Medical Tribunal South Australia. Coroner Tasmania. Magistrates Court Legislation Commonwealth Reports Australia. Prime Minister Australia. Department of Health and Ageing Australia. National Mental Health Commission Australia. Health Workforce Australia Australia. Productivity Commission Australian […]

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