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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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ANTI-DRUG campaigners have hit out at East Anglian recorder David Crome who last week freed a student convicted of drugs charges because the two shared a love of music. Oboe-playing university student Dominic Kelly, a 1992 BBC Young Musician of the Year semi-finalist, pleaded guilty in the Norwich Crown Court to supplying cannabis and possessing […]

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The financial difficulties facing small law firms in the UK was revealed in the end of year profitability study by consultants Grant Thornton. The survey backs up the findings of The Lawyer/Coopers & Lybrand study earlier this year which sounded alarm bells for smaller practices. With partners earning around £23,000 in one in four small […]

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The growing number of childless couples entering into surrogacy arrangements has added a new dimension to family law litigation. This area of family law was the focus of a recent judgment given in chambers in the High Court’s Family Division by Mr Justice Johnson. The decision was made public because of the nature of the […]

IP information firm picks Verity upgrade

Helen Sage reports Questel-Orbit, supplier of on-line intellectual property information, has chosen Verity’s Topic search engine for its new Internet multimedia service ‘Angie’. Questel-Orbit, a subsidiary of France Telecom, specialises in patent, trade mark, scientific chemical and business information and provides more than one billion documents on-line through 250 databases. Most of its 35,000-customer base […]

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