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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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In brief: Top BCCI lawyer heads to Biddle & Co

BCCI lawyer Chris Mallon is moving from Lovell White Durrant to become a partner at Biddle & Co. Mallon, an assistant at Lovells, was a core member of the team working on the BCCI liquidation responsible for overseeing the creditors’ meeting at Wembley Arena, and the English court hearings for approval of the Abu Dhabi […]

Flotations

Pinsent Curtis advised Winchester Multimedia on its flotation onto the Alternative Investment Market – thought to be the first to raise funds on AIM. Martineau Johnson advised Winchester’s stockbrokers

What's top of the agenda?

This year’s ABA boasts a year of firsts with plenty of official and unofficial debates. Anne Gallagher anticipates the topics As the ABA annual meeting draws near, the association can boast of a new era. A woman president is poised to take the helm in August for the first time in the association’s 117-year history, […]

Ex-tenant sued for £7,000

A HEAD of chambers is suing a former tenant for failing to pay more than £7,000 to the set before he left. In a writ issued at the High Court, Martin Thomas QC, head of chambers at 1 Dr Johnson’s Buildings, claims Ashitey Ollennu owes £7,866. Ollennu, who now practises at Wilfred Forster-Jones’ 1 Middle […]

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