Web Week: 10 November 2008

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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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New legislation brings Luxembourg into line with international law and should have investors queuing up, says François Pfister In response to high demand from the international fund communities, new legislation has come into force that significantly broadens the legal framework for private equity and venture capital fund structuring through Luxembourg. The amended legislation, implemented by […]

Mishcons joins Queen Mary pro bono centre

Mischon de Reya has signed up alongside Field Fisher Waterhouse and Reed Smith to give pro bono advice through a newly-launched advice service at Queen Mary, University of London. The Pink Law Legal Advice Centre, which launched on Friday (14 November), will give free legal advice to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community. […]

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New compromise

Guernsey’s new Companies Law means that compromise agreements are now more aligned with English law. Nick Gamble and Mathew Newman report A problem typical to insolvent/quasi-insolvent restructurings is that claims are often structured in two different ways. They are either structured as to require unanimity among a creditor class for changes to the fundamental terms […]

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Pressing concerns

Pressing concerns11 November 2008 The Daily Mail has caused a storm.And its editor-in-chief Paul Dacre has sparked a flurry of hot-blooded comments on TheLawyer.com after he poured scorn on leading privacy judge Mr Justice Eady. The Daily Mail has caused a storm. And its editor-in-chief Paul Dacre has sparked a flurry of hot-blooded comments on […]

Hickinbottom J urges firms to let solicitors sit as recorders

Mr Justice Hickinbottom, a former McKenna & Co solicitor, has launched an attack on law firm ­managements, claiming they create unnecessary hurdles for solicitors trying to join the judiciary. Hickinbottom J, who was appointed to the bench in September, said the judiciary lacks diversity due to the unwillingness of law firms to allow their lawyers […]

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