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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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Electronic info fair set to visit six cities

AN ELECTRONIC legal information fair sets out next week on a tour of six cities. Manchester is the first port of call for the fair, which is being organised by the CTI Law Technology Centre based at the University of Warwick. It will also visit Leeds, Newcastle, Bristol, Birmingham and London. The aim of the […]

Question of trust

The fundamental characteristic of a settlement is that its trusts are administered for the benefit of the beneficiaries. It ought therefore be a matter of real concern if its trustees learn that beneficiaries are not content with the way in which they have run it. If trustees are to benefit their beneficiaries, they must know […]

In brief: Isherwood leaves Ricksons for Vaudreys

Stephen Isherwood has joined Manchester law firm Vaudreys as a partner in the corporate department. Isherwood has left the Manchester office of Peter Rickson and partners. He will replace Paul Brown, who himself left Vaudreys last month to go to neighbouring firm Cobbetts.

FLP plays down City fears over Euro takeover code

The Financial Law Panel (FLP) this week dismissed concern that a proposed European directive will open the floodgates to legal action designed to thwart hostile takeover bids. An EU Green Paper on takeovers suggests all member states have a similar takeover code and a designated agency to oversee bid battles. The objective is to harmonise […]

In brief: Three new partners join SJ Berwin & Co

SJ Berwin & Co has appointed three new partners to the firm’s corporate finance, property and securities practices. Graham Nichoson, who left Baker & Mckenzie’s Moscow office in July, has joined the firm’s corporate finance practice. Nichoson said there was nothing significant in his move from Moscow other than a desire for a career change. […]

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