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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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The cost of changing the system

John Cooper argues that by implementing cost-cutting acts, the Government is in danger of repeating the mistakes of the past. John Cooper is a barrister at 3 Gray’s Inn Square. We all know that the primary purpose of any new government act in relation to the criminal justice system is to save money. But based […]

Herbert Smith advises e-bank

Herbert Smith and Irish firm Arthur Cox are advising on what they claim will be the first global online bank. Herbert Smith, in conjunction with Spanish law firm Uria & Menendez, is advising Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria and the largest European and South American-quoted internet company, Terra Networks. The bank and the internet company are […]

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Suddenly, the job of a legal journalist seems to be getting easier. It was never very difficult to start with – all you have to do is go to court, listen to what the judge says and write it down or read it out depending on whether you’re in papers or broadcasting. Just occasionally you […]

Top London lawyers fly to Africa to advise on Malawi election dispute

Three of the City’s top lawyers are flying to the African state of Malawi to argue a constitutional point which could bring down the government. Lawrence Graham’s head of litigation Andrew Dobson and leading silks James Goudie QC and Clive Stanbrook QC will debate whether the voting system of the country is flawed. The opposition […]

Digests

The Lord Chief Justice, Lord Bingham, last week overturned a landmark High Court decision that the minimum wage applies to pupil barristers. The Court of Appeal has ruled that pupils over 26 should not be entitled to the minimum wage. The original High Court action was brought by Rebecca Edmonds, a pupil at 23 Essex […]

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