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What the Financial Collateral Act in Serbia brings to the table

The Serbian Parliament adopted the Financial Collateral Act (“FCA“) on 8 June 2018 (published in the Official Gazette of the Republic of Serbia, no. 44/2018). The FCA bill was proposed by the Serbian Central Bank (National Bank of Serbia, “NBS“) on 22 May 2018 and the FCA will apply as of 1 January 2019. Financial contracts which have not been enforced by […]

Location, location, location: the dangers of tracking whereabouts on social media

Snapchat’s map feature has been called “creepy” and “dangerous” by the media since its inception last year. The feature enables users to track their friends’ locations at any time, across the globe. This adds to a myriad of settings on the app which allow users to share their location with others. The very act of […]

‘Valued Landscape’ – not a ‘restrictive policy’

On 9th June the High Court settled this long-running conundrum by sealing a consent order in which the Secretary of State agreed that paragraph 109 of the Framework is not a restrictive policy for the purposes of footnote 9.  This Note explains why…

Netherlands: Working permit no longer required for Croatian nationals

On 8 June the Minister of Social Affairs announced that the Dutch government has decided to not extend the transitional scheme, which is currently in place and requires Croatian nationals to obtain a work permit (tewerkstellingsvergunning)  to work in the Netherlands…

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Intellectual property rights specialist Rouse & Co International is opening an office in Vietnam. The office, in Ho Chi Minh City, will be the City-based firm’s fifth. It will be headed by Gareth Davies, who is moving to Ho Chi Minh City from Rouse & Co’s office in China.

Patrick Hurd announces alliance with accountants

Private client tax sole practitioner Patrick Hurd has joined forces with 11-partner accountants Hughes Allen in what is believed to be the first one-stop-shop alliance between an existing law practice and an accountancy firm. Patrick Hurd’s firm Wycombe Hurd & Co, which employs a qualified accountant, will move into an office alongside Hughes Allen’s existing […]

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Howard Kennedy acted for Galliard Homes and Frogmore Developments in its sale of luxury apartments at the old Shell building at Waterloo, now the Whitehouse Development, to individual residents.

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Halliwell Landau advised WAXY Hartlepool on its £54.5m sale of Middleton Grange Shopping Centre to the Pillarcaise Partnership, advised by Gouldens.

In brief: SA judge marks Justice anniversary

Justice Arthur Chaskalson, president of the South African Constitutional Court, will on 13 October deliver the first of a series of lectures to mark the 40th anniversary of the campaign group, Justice. He will discuss the role of South Africa’s judges in interpreting and enforcing rights. The lecture is at the Law Society and kicks […]

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