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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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No5 Chambers’ S Chelvan is named Legal Aid Barrister of the Year 2014

S Chelvan from No5 Chambers has been announced as the winner of the Legal Aid Barrister of the Year at the Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Awards 2014, organised by the Legal Aid Practitioners Group. According to the testimonial, Chelvan is known as a lawyer, academic and activist, who has been instrumental in winning […]

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Capita cashes in as Treasury Solicitor spends £2.3m on interim lawyers during overhaul

The Treasury Solicitor’s department (TSol) spent £2.3m on outsourcing provider Capita between January and March 2014, figures disclosed to The Lawyer reveal. The Government’s in-house legal arm, which handles around 36,400 disputes a year, spent £872,000 on temporary legal staff with Capita Resourcing in January, a figure that dropped to £858,000 in February and £596,000 […]

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Former Islamic bank GC arrested in Dubai over Leeds United sale allegations

The former general counsel of Islamic bank Gulf Finance House (GFH) Capital David Haigh has been arrested in Dubai, reportedly in relation to alleged financial irregularities surrounding GFH’s ownership and sale of Leeds United Football Club.  Haigh, who was once managing director of Leeds United, was arrested three days ago. He is understood to have […]

Jake Keaveny set to join Allen & Overy’s high-yield practice as partner

Allen & Overy has announced that Jake Keaveny will join its high-yield practice as a partner in the London office. Keaveny joins from Cahill Gordon & Reindel in New York where he has spent his legal career to date, focusing on market-leading US bank and bond deals. His practice is capital markets and corporate finance, […]

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Barrister Earl Pinnock from No5 Chambers recently defended Simon Williams, who has been sentenced to six months in prison after admitting fraudulently obtaining cash. Williams, 29, from Wolstanton, Staffs, told his family and friends that he had terminal cancer, and his mother, who believed he had only six months to live, set up a charity […]

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