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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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Nabarro Nathanson has appointed Jonathan Warne as its head of commercial litigation. Warne, who takes over from Peter Sigler, will concentrate on expanding the department to accommodate the increase in work in general commercial and pensions law. The move coincided with Simon Johnson taking over as senior partner on 1 May.

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Howrey hires IP star from Clinton team

Washington DC firm Howrey Simon Arnold & White is taking on the director of the US Patent and Trademark Office from the Clinton administration as a partner. Todd Dickinson, also under secretary of commerce for intellectual property (IP), will lead the IP licensing, counselling, prosecution and patent portfolio management practice. The firm already boasts the […]

Farrer & Co announces marriage with media firm Crockers Oswald

Niche media firm Crockers Oswald Hickson has been swallowed up by City firm Farrer & Co. The merger will create a 52-partner firm which will retain Farrers’ name and management team. The merged firm will have a six-partner media team headed by Farrers’ head of media Robert Clinton and Crockers’ senior partner Rupert Grey. Crockers […]

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CMS Cameron McKenna’s financial results are expected to show an increase of 20 per cent on last year’s turnover. Preliminary figures are showing a turnover of more than £160m compared to £136m in 1999/2000. This increase would represent the largest year-on-year increase since 1997’s merger, exceeding the annual target by 7 per cent. The firm […]

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