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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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Bar Council directory heads for Internet

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Time for performance-related payback

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In brief: Sam Wilson

An article in the The Lawyer, 10 June reported Martin Mears’ call for the chair of the Solicitors Indemnity Fund (SIF) to resign over a £454.5m shortfall in the fund. The article incorrectly identified Sam Wilson as chair of the SIF. He is in fact chair of the Law Society’s standards and guidance committee and […]

In brief: Pinsents parades three new partners

Pinsent Curtis has added three new partners – Joanna Higgins (right), Karen Eckstein and Tim Richards – to its national litigation practice. Higgins arrives from Ashurst Morris Crisp as a commercial litigator and dispute resolution specialist. Eckstein has left Nottingham firm Browne Jacobson to work in Pinsent’s tax department as a professional indemnity litigator. Richards […]

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