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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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Qualcomm GC quits following £20m patent defeat

The general counsel for the world’s second-largest mobile phone chip maker Qualcomm has quit after losing a massive patent case. Lou Lupin stepped down from his post as general counsel yesterday following a court ruling ordering Qualcomm to pay $39.3m (£19.6m) to smaller rival company Broadcom for violating three Broadcom patents on cell phone technology […]

Clarke Willmott advises on Portuguese takeover of Swindon Town

Bristol firm Clarke Willmott has become the latest firm to benefit from the series of foreign takeovers of UK football clubs, advising the board of Swindon Town Football Club on its acquisition by Portuguese company Best Holdings. Sports partner Trevor Watkins led the Clarke Willmott team. He said: “We are seeing more and more of […]

Norton Rose hit by South African raid

Norton Rose has been raided by South African law firm Deneys Reitz losing senior associate Steven Gamble from its banking group. Gamble joined Deneys as a director under one of its subsidiary groups Africa Legal, which was co-founded by former Clifford Chance international projects lawyer Julian Jackson. Nairobi-born Gamble will continue to build his banking […]

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