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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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Camerons bags ex-SJ Berwin construction head

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Is the one-size-fits-all approach to disputes the right one?

Evershed’s ‘Rapid Resolution’divides litigators, but Pinsents got there first. By Nina Goswami Managing cases across jurisdictions is the Holy Grail for litigation teams. A case in point is Eversheds. As revealed by The Lawyer last week (3 September), the firm is rolling out a new-look dispute management system that it piloted with DuPont, Transport for […]

Commercial & Chancery: Insider dealings

Although traditionally resistant to change, the bar needs to understand the benefits of the in-house advocate, says Tom Keith It is difficult to understand why the concept of an in-house advocacy service is so new and why it is not offered by more firms. Part of the explanation is that only the largest firms have […]

CC names São Paulo head after Mayer Brown swoop

Clifford Chance has named corporate finance partner Anthony Oldfield as head of its São Paulo office following the departure of office head Stephen Hood. As revealed on www.thelawyer.com yesterday (5 September), capital markets partner Hood left the magic circle firm after 29 years to open an office for Mayer Brown in the Brazilian city. Hood […]

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