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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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Legal Personality of the Year: Imran Khan

Imran Khan, the solicitor who represents Neville and Doreen Lawrence, has won The Lawyer’s Legal Personality of the Year Award. Khan will be honoured at The Lawyer Awards, sponsored by NatWest Bank, tomorrow night (Tuesday). He found himself thrust into the media spotlight as, alongside Michael Mansfield QC, he fought to prove that “institutionalised racism” […]

In brief: Linklaters & Alliance's

Linklaters & Alliance’s head of advocacy, Mark Humphries, has been appointed chairman of the Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates, to succeed Kerry Magill. Michael Caplan of Kingsley Napley has been elected to Humphries’ former position as vice-chairman.

Solicitors duck for cover as protesters target City rich

Freshfields’ City office was reportedly paint-balled, hit by custard pies and abseiled down by protesters, and City lawyers donned mufti to protect themselves from rioters campaigning against global capitalism in the Square Mile last Friday. Linklaters, Lovell White Durrant, Dibb Lupton Alsop and Herbert Smith were among firms on the protesters’ route who followed police […]

European Court in danger of overload

The President of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) has warned that the most powerful court in the European Union is at risk of being overloaded with work, and has called for reforms to prevent the build-up of a large backlog of cases. Gil-Carlos Rodriguez-Iglesias warns that the court needs to respond to two changes […]

It's been a bad week for…

Balding barrister Kevin Talbot, who had to appear bareheaded and unrobed before a crown court jury in Gloucester after his wig and gown were stolen on a train. School teacher Shirley Pearce, a lesbian who claimed she was forced to retire from Mayfield School in Portsmouth because of years of taunting from pupils. She took […]

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