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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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Reassurance specialist ERC Frankona has appointed its first in-house lawyer to oversee its newly consolidated company. John Titchener, a qualified barrister, joins the company from insurance broker Willis International where he worked for more than 10 years. Titchener says he was app-ointed because ERC Frankona is made up of a number of different companies which […]

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Head of the firm’s bank advisory practice since 1981, Wall – who spent six years in White and Case’s London office – was voted in unanimously and will succeed Hurlock on April 1. Heavily involved in the recent consolidation of the global banking industry, Wall has represented Deutsche Bank in its acquisition of Bankers Trust, […]

Bird & Bird's merger with Orricks shelved

Merger talks between Bird & Bird and US firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe have been abandoned after partnership objections on both sides. Partners at top IP/IT firm Bird & Bird were split on whether the merger would benefit the firm – with the IP experts understood to be against it. The firm’s corporate partner and […]

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