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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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A&O secures Macquarie’s Thames Water win

Allen & Overy client Macquarie has been successful in its bid for Thames Water in a deal that is valued at around £8bn, making it one of Europe’s biggest infrastructure deals to date. Corporate partners Alan Paul, Jeremy Hunt, Christopher Thornes and Keith McGuire led the team at the magic circle firm for the acquisitive […]

Just do it – but next time, ask first

The Hackney v Nike case made legal history because it was the first time a public sector body has tackled a corporate on IP issues. It has also made the sector think carefully about the value of its branding. Nike’s use of Hackney’s logo on a range of sportswear came to light when the borough’s […]

Lovells, White & Case caught in Thai coup

Lovells and White & Case were left reeling following Thailand’s recent bloodless coup, when the political unrest impacted on a major international arbitration case on which the firms were advising. The Lawyer can exclusively reveal that White & Case has been representing the Thai government, while Lovells is advising longstanding German client Walter Bau in […]

Bonelli and Pedersoli profit from Italian bank shake-up

Bonelli Erede Pappalardo and Pedersoli e Associati have profited from the latest shake-up of the Italian banking industry, with both Italian firms taking lead roles on Banca Intesa’s disposal of key assets to its shareholder Crédit Agricole (CA) for €6bn (£4bn). Name partner Sergio Erede, together with corporate partners Luca Picone and Simone Monesi, led […]

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