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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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Thomson Playford opens in the East

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Land Rover refused to give in to KPMG, receiver of an ailing supplier, and its High Court victory has been hailed by some as the saviour of the Midlands. Jon Robins reports Earlier this year, Land Rover Discovery won a last-minute judicial stay of execution in the form of a groundbreaking injunction in the High […]

Skadden’s Asia chief returns to New York

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom’s head of Asia has returned to New York Jon Pedersen moved to the Hong Kong office when it opened in 1989 and became senior partner for Asia in 1998. Since then he has split his time between fee-earning and managing Skadden‘s operations in both Hong Kong and Singapore.Pedersen moved […]

CC heads towards Italian showdown

Grimaldi in last-ditch talks with London as crisis looms over leadership structure Clifford Chance is facing a walkout by Italian senior partner Vittorio Grimaldi and at least three other partners over a row about the management structure of Grimaldi e Associati Clifford Chance.Grimaldi, who is close to current chief executive officer Michael Bray, is threatening […]

CC and Linklaters in Indian tax row

Clifford Chance is appealing an Indian tax tribunal’s decision that it has underpaid on tax It is part of a wide dispute involving other law firms, including Linklaters, and UK tax authorities have been in talks with their Indian counterparts to seek a breakthrough. The Law Society of England and Wales is appealing to the […]

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