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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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Healthcare giant Setons shakes up legal provision

Healthcare giant Seton Scholl International (SSL) is set to radically shake up its legal provision. Jonathan Jowett, company secretary and legal director, says that in the next 18 months the company will create an international panel as well as boosting its in-house provision. Beauty parades and pitches will be ditched in favour of meeting firms […]

Shaw Pittman poaches IP team from rival firm

Washington DC firm Shaw Pittman has wooed an IP team from Crowell & Moring just a month after announcing a major expansion plan. The rapidly growing high-tech firm is taking three partners and seven other lawyers from its 250-lawyer strong rival. Crowell & Moring’s chair of litigation and head of IP Lawrence Gotts and his […]

SLS expands into eastern Europe

Studio Legale Sutti (SLS) has announced major plans for expansion into eastern Europe. Talks have begun in the former eastern bloc countries and the firm expects to make an announcement at the end of the year. The Italian firm is considering establishing its own satellite offices in Sofia, Prague, Bucharest and possibly Tirana. Lawyers taken […]

Menolds merges with duo

Stuttgart-based Menold Herrlinger Reinking & Partner is doubling in size by merging with two other German practices. Dirtmund and Bochum firm Aulinger & Spieker and Essen based Krameyer von Falkenhausen Hanke & Partner will join up with Menold Herrlinger in June. Menold Herrlinger currently has less than 65 lawyers. A spokesman says: “The firms will […]

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