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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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Travers Smith Braithwaite elects company head as senior partner

TRAVERS Smith Braithwaite partners have elected head of company Christopher Bell as the new senior partner to replace Alan Keat. Bell – who specialises in corporate transactions and is a member of the company law sub-committee of the City of London Solicitors Society – takes up the post on 1 January. The firm’s managing partner […]

Quote of the week

“This is a Mickey Mouse policy dreamt up in Disneyland.” – The Bar Council’s response to Law Society president Robert Sayer’s proposal to abolish the distinction between solicitors and barristers, made during the Law Society Solicitors’ Law Festival in Eurodisney, Paris.

The Cardinal's sins

In exclusive extracts from his unauthorised biography, Dominic Egan reveals to readers of The Lawyer some of the secrets from the Lord Chancellor’s chequered legal career. In May 1997 Lord Irvine was virtually unknown outside the legal profession. One year later he was the most famous Lord Chancellor of the 20th century. The only problem […]

US firm takes on R&W's Paris office

Rogers & Wells’ Paris office merges today (Monday) with New York firm Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel because it does not want to be “an appendage” to Clifford Chance’s merged monolith. Paris managing partner Alexander Marquardt’s 21-strong team becomes Kramer Levin’s first office outside Manhattan. Marquardt, in his first interview since rumours spread of the […]

Wilde Sapte caught out over pre-merger Deloittes sublet

Wilde Sapte is bound by an agreement to lease one of its floors to accountancy giant Deloitte & Touche, despite needing the space following its merger with Denton Hall. The sublet contract was signed in September, two months after Wilde Sapte consented to lease accountants the eighth floor of its state-of-the-art offices at 1 Fleet […]

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