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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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Bingham ramps up securities litigation

Bingham McCutchen has boosted its securities litigation practice with the hire of a specialist partner for its Boston office. Jordan Hershman, former co-chairman of Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault’s securities litigation group, joins Bingham as a senior member. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com, 11 August

Markel International in legal head first

Insurance group Markel International has appointed its first ever head of legal. Penny Whitwell has been promoted from her role as general counsel of the company’s professional liability division to become head of legal for the entire business. Whitwell joined Markel in 1990 as a claims manager, moving to professional liability in 2001. She began […]

Pinsents private equity ace quits for Olswang challenge

Pinsents has lost another partner from its London private equity group just six months after group head Alan Greenough quit for White & Case. Olswang has snared Duncan McDonald after a two-year chase, boosting the number of partners in its private equity team to 11.Pinsents corporate head Martin Lane claimed that the departures of Greenough and […]

Dentons gets new shed office

Tulkinghorn was bemused to hear of the latest addition to Denton Wilde Sapte’s Chancery Lane offices. Dentons has been busy refurbishing, with the top three floors nearly completed. All well and good – the changes have to be an improvement on the current basement reception with its noisy air-conditioning. But some of the additions seem […]

Wragges scoops Inter-Alliance merger

Wragges scoops Inter-Alliance merger” />Wragge & Co has completed its first deal for new client Inter-Alliance Group, the AIM-listed independent financial adviser (IFA). The Birmingham-based firm advised Inter-Alliance on the group’s merger with Millfield Group to create the largest IFA network, with more than 1,850 advisers and a combined annual turnover of around £105.5m. Wragges […]

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