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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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Minter Ellison merges with top Western Australian firm

Sydney firm Minter Ellison is taking over Western Australia practice Edwards Thompson. Minters has had a two-year strategic alliance with the Perth practice, but the two firms have decided to take their relationship further. London partner Robert Hanley views it as “the logical next step”. Edwards Thompson specialises in resources, mining, energy and property. Minter’s […]

Martineaus loses Rover work to Pinsent Curtis

Pinsent Curtis has won a beauty parade for MG Rover’s trademark portfolio and infringement work, ending the car manufacturer’s relationship with Martineau Johnson. In-house lawyer Natalie Atkins, who manages trademark and patents work, looked at six firms before choosing Pinsents and local patent agency Anthony Cundy & Co. Atkins says: “I wanted to get all […]

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UK software developer Multimedia buys Illuminator for £25m in a reverse takeover. Multimedia advised by SJ Berwin (Delphine Currie and Jonathan Metliss) and Illuminator advised by Sinclair Roche & Temperley (Kevin Dean).

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