This week’s top 15 legal briefings – 31 May 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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Former Akin Gump Geneva head confirmed as US Ambassador to Finland

The former head of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s Geneva office, Charles Adams, has been confirmed as the next US Ambassador to Finland. Adams’ nomination by president Barack Obama was confirmed by the US Senate on Wednesday (24 June) and he will take up his new duties at the end of July. Arbitration partner […]

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A&O helps investors beat Lloyds in High Court £3.3bn ECN bond battle

Allen & Overy (A&O) and South Square Chambers have won a High Court case for investors who own high-yield bonds worth £3.3bn in Lloyds Banking Group, who claimed that they were entitled to enhanced capital notes (ECN) in advance of their respective maturity dates. A&O partner Jonathan Hitchin instructed South Square’s Jeremy Goldring QC and […]

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Exclusive: Linklaters cuts three spots from international management board

Linklaters will cut three spots including two in London from its international board (IB), following a partnership consultation to cut down time spent on management after complaints the former set up was excessive.  The board, to be reduced from 14 to 11 voting members, will also be renamed the partnership board (PB) as a result […]

TGS successfully represents client in litigation regarding trademarks

Lawyers from Tark Grunte Sutkiene’s Riga office have successfully represented a client in a litigation regarding trademarks.  The firm ensured that the respondent changes its company name that was in breach with the trademark of the client of the law firm. The interests of the client were represented by  Nauris Grigals and Matiss Rostoks. 

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Pérez-Llorca to launch office in New York as US hub and gateway to Latin America

Spanish firm Pérez-Llorca has confirmed plans to open a foreign office in New York in the fourth quarter of this year, in a bid to gain more US related work and expand its presence in Latin America. This will be Pérez-Llorca’s second foreign office following the launch of its office in London led by corporate […]

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