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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 […]

Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate and the Flanders Department of Economics, Science and Innovation enter into a MoU on personalised medicine

By Joost Dibbits On 5 November 2018, the Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate and the Flanders Department of Economics, Science and Innovation entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on personalised medicine. The parties to the memorandum refer to the definition of personalised medicine used by the Council of the EU (2015/C 421/03): […]

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 […]

Slovenia – Cryptocurrency services to prevent money-laundering

By Anže Skodlar Crypto assets and among them cryptocurrencies, which this article focuses on, have proven themselves as an eminent opportunity in many aspects of the new digital economy, giving birth to new innovative enterprises and enabling exchange of value in a decentralized manner. This is also evident in Slovenia, being a well-known hub of successful […]

Establishment of innovation scientific and technological centres in Russia and other incentives for participants

By Yana Dianova Since August 10, 2017, the Federal Law of July 29, 2017 No. 216-FZ has been in effect in Russia, providing for the legal basis for establishment and operation of innovation scientific and technological centres in order to implement the priorities of the scientific and technological development of the Russian Federation, increase the investment […]

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It was a tumultuous year in the South West, with talent-poaching and mergers in all corners of the market.The three-year trend shows the region’s leaders even more clearly. But in terms of revenue per lawyer (RPL) last year, firms in the South fell into three distinct categories: those that soared, those in the mid-range and […]

DLA Piper closes in on ex-Weil private equity guru

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Global Elite and Slaughter and May

Investing in a global business is a gamble, but the figures in the firstever The Lawyer UK 200 Annual Report prove that it has paid off for the magic circle. All four saw their average profit per equity partner (PEP) figures leap skywards last year, making it the first year in which all four broke […]

New anti-laundering rules prove ineffective

The move to a risk-based approach to anti-money laundering regulation has yielded little fruit, according to new research. Last year the Financial Services Authority (FSA) replaced its existing money laundering rulebook with a set of risk-based guidelines. By doing this the regulator sought to lower the cost of complying to money laundering rules, but according […]

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