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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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A&L Goodbody turns to MOP for IP hire

Irish firm A&L Goodbody has hired Mark Rasdale as a partner in its IP and technology team. Rasdale joins from Matheson Ormsby Prentice, where he was a senior associate. He specialises in technology development and procurement projects. A&L Goodbody managing partner Julian Yarr said the appointment would strengthen the firm’s IP and IT expertise. “This […]

Wolf Theiss replaces managing partner role with three-person board

Wolf Theiss has replaced its managing partner with a three-member management board as the firm looks to Poland for the next stage of its expansion in Central and Eastern Europe. Horst Ebhardt, who has been the firm’s managing partner since 2008, has been replaced with a three-member board comprising Bratislava managing partner Erik Steger, corporate […]

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Castles in the sand

Saudi Arabia is investing heavily in infrastructure to cope with a booming population, but international firms looking to make a fast buck may have to temper their ambitions for a while yet. The Riyadh skyline is dotted with cranes these days, as artists’ impressions of grand futuristic buildings become reality. The building boom in Saudi […]

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Lambeth lawyers gear up for Big Society revolution

Legal department reacts to cuts head-on with mutualisation plans Labour-controlled London Borough of Lambeth is embracing the coalition Government’s ’Big Society’ agenda by localising public services as local government spending is slashed in half over the next four years. Lambeth is to publish consultation findings on how it can adopt a “mixed-market approach to service […]

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