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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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HR & Training Special Report: Tapping talent

As the nature of lawyers’ client-facing work has evolved, so too should the role of the legal secretary, who can and should be utilised in a more supportive function for a greater number of lawyers. By Clodagh Beaty The traditional typing-heavy, legal secretarial role, with ­secretaries working for two or three lawyers, is disappearing fast. […]

Addleshaws chief to become firm’s first chair

Addleshaw Goddard managing partner Mark Jones is to become the firm’s first chairman after standing uncontested for the position. Addleshaw Goddard managing partner Mark Jones (pictured) is to become the firm’s first chairman after standing uncontested for the position. Jones has led the firm for 17 years, first as managing partner of Booth & Co, […]

K&L Gates’ Singapore launch will not prevent layoffs

K&L Gates has come a long way in the international legal market and its global assault is far from over. The Lawyer can reveal that the acquisitive firm is launching its fifth Asia office today, opening in Singapore after hiring DLA Piper partner Kevin Murphy to spearhead the move. The launch comes just weeks after […]

Stanford receiver calls on Camerons

CMS Cameron McKenna is advising the receivers of two Antiguan companies owned by Texan billionaire Allen Stanford. The Financial Services ­Regulatory Commission of Antigua and Barbuda called in Vantis client partners Nigel Hamilton-Smith and Peter Wastell as joint receivers of Stanford International Bank and Stanford Trust Company last week. Vantis has appointed Camerons banking partner […]

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