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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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O’Melveny makes up one in London

The London office of O’Melveny & Myers had made up one partner in the shape of corporate counsel Justin Stock. This is half the number of promotions made in the office last year, when the firm promoted Paul Loynes and Solomon Wifa. According to the firm’s co-managing partner John Daghlian the fact the firm has […]

Away with the fairies

There aren’t many lawyers who can cite ‘fairytale reading’ on their CV. So imagine Tulkinghorn’s delight to find Integrity Interactive director of compliance services Paul Rew’s voice telling the rather sombre Hans Christian Andersen tale The Flying Trunk. The story is available for purchase as part of an audio collection titled Thumbelina and Other Fairy […]

K&L Gates confirms Texan merger

The much-trailed merger between K&L Gates and Texas-based Hughes & Luce got the green light yesterday (Monday 17 December) when partners at both firms voted in favour of a combination. The deal, which goes live on 1 January 2008, will create a law firm with more than 1,500 lawyers in 23 offices throughout the US, […]

DWF further strengthens family with northern hires

DWF has made further moves to strengthen its family practice credentials, with lateral hires to its Liverpool and Preston offices. Pauline McNamara, a family partner at Southport firm Fletchers, has moved over to the Liverpool office of DWF together with associate Helen Morgan, an assistant, a trainee and three secretaries. The move is a snub […]

After BCCI: do Commercial Court reforms go far enough?

The Commercial Court is about to be given a makeover. Out with the 80-day opening statements, the length of supercases will be curtailed, with each case being assigned two judges. The proposed reforms, however, still stand accused of failing to go far enough. The BCCI working party came together following the spectacular collapse of the […]

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