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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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CoL gives £300k to flagship charity in same year CEO earns £440k

College of Law’s chief executive Nigel Savage earned a greater sum in its last financial year than the course provider donated to its flagship diversity scheme, The Lawyer can reveal. The registered charity donated £300,000 in 2010 to its much-publicised Pathways to Law Programme, which was launched in 2006 with the aim of getting students […]

Irregular…but not uncommon

A former Ince & Co partner is under investigation by Scotland Yard after allegedly deciding that the best place for £3m of client money was his own bank account (see story). The firm suspended energy chief Andrew Iyer last July over what it called “irregular financial behaviour” (see story). Given the news that has come […]

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Focus: SNR Denton: We shall overcome

Shocking financials have blighted SNR Denton’s first year as a combined entity. Chief executive Matthew Jones explains his plan for turning the firm’s fortunes around SNR Denton’s UK LLP financial report this year is going to make for grim reading, there is no way to sugarcoat that. To be fair, the firm’s UK LLP CEO […]

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Finance industry’s principles keep the watchdogs at bay

The restating of sector guidelines on retail structured products is politically well-timed, says Catrin Griffiths Sometimes, saying something once is just not enough. Just four years after they were released, the combined principles for managing the relationships between those involved in selling and buying retail structured ­products (RSPs) – a document thrashed out by the […]

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