This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 11 January 2015

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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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Shoosmiths advises Peugeot on sale of Motaquip

Shoosmiths has advised Peugeot Motor Company plc on the sale of Motaquip, an all-makes car part distribution business to Luton-based Comline Auto Parts Limited, an auto parts business. As part of the transaction, Comline Auto Parts set up Motaquip Ltd as a new company to purchase Motaquip from Peugeot. Motaquip was established in 1981 and […]

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DLA Piper wins Heineken principal adviser mandate

After months of speculation, brewing giant Heineken UK has confirmed DLA Piper as its principal external adviser for a three-year term. Edinburgh-based IP partner John McKinlay, alongside litigation and regulatory partner Hazel Moffat, will manage the relationship with Heineken UK.  In a statement, the firm said that it will carry out the large majority of […]

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Simmons partners told to get involved as Hoyland kicks off business plan review

Simmons & Simmons partners will be approached to contribute ideas on the strategic direction of the firm this week, as a new three-year business plan hits the drawing board.  Simmons’ managing partner Jeremy Hoyland recorded a video for partners yesterday (12 January), which calls for a greater degree of participation from partners in drawing up […]

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