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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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Collective action. It may make the hearts of old Marxists sing, but it’s not quite the done thing in the City, until eight City firms – Allen & Overy (A&O), Clifford Chance, Freshfields, Herbert Smith, Linklaters & Alliance, Lovells, Norton Rose and Slaughter and May – rewrote the rules. Last year, after years of grumbling […]

Shearmans City partner leaves finance group

Shearman & Sterling‘s London office is losing a project finance partner, believed to be the first partner to leave since the firm launched its UK law capability in 1996. Rupert Walker, who was one of the founding lawyers in the UK law practice when he moved to Shearmans from Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy in […]

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So the Law Society has just agreed to speed up moves towards allowing multidisciplinary partnerships (MDPs). Given the usual rate of change down in Chancery Lane, this presumably means that our grandchildren may have the honour of working hand in hand with an accountant. Its interim measure is a proposition to allow solicitors to link […]

Norton Rose gains Paris competition capability with Coudert Frères hires

Norton Rose has set up a competition practice in its Paris office after making three lateral hires from Coudert Frères in Paris. The firm scored a major coup in recruiting highly-rated competition lawyer Jean-Patrice de La Laurencie. Laurencie’s assistant Laure Givry and US and French dual qualified corporate partner Eric Laplante are joining him. Laplante […]

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