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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 […]

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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 […]

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What to do with Simmons

The Lawyer today assesses the legacy of Mark Dawkins of Simmons & Simmons, as he prepares to stand down as the firm’s managing partner (see story). Despite its boasting a strong cast of lawyers, high profile court case wins and one of the best-known names in the City, one insider asks, “What’s the point of […]

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