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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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Allen & Overy (A&O) has completely overhauled its global management board. Only Amsterdam corporate partner Sietze Hepkema was re-elected. The four new members are almost entirely City-based. They are litigation specialist Tim House, corporate partner Alan Paul, banking partner Ian Powell and international capital markets partner Boyan Wells, as first revealed on www.thelawyer. com (23 […]

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Jones Day raids Heller for China push

Jones Day has bagged the head of San Francisco-based Heller Ehrmann’s China practice, marking the second major lateral hire for Jones Day’s China offices this year. Wen’s practice covers corporate finance, M&A and joint ventures. Prior to joining Heller in 2003, he was a lead partner at the Hong Kong-based Siao Wen & Leung. Wen’s […]

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