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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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Allen & Overy (A&O) and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer have made up 18 lawyers apiece to their partnerships in this year’s promotion round. While A&O’s figure is a drop from last year’s 20, Freshfields made up four more partners this time around. Of Freshfields’ new partners, six come from its London office, while only two of […]

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According to Tulkinghorn’s contacts in Germany, the annual partners’ retreat for Berlin-based firm GSK ­Stockmann & Kollegen is a skiing trip to Germany’s snow-capped mountains. One senior lawyer at UK alliance firm Nabarro jokes that you can’t get into the partnership unless you can ski. Apparently the ­partners spend all day on the slopes then […]

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Allen & Overy (A&O), Eversheds and Lovells are advising on the pension issues thrown up by the recent demerger of Cable & Wireless Worldwide from the Cable & Wireless Group. Eversheds partners Harold Lewis and Jeremy Goodwin are acting for the trustees of the Cable & Wireless Worldwide Retirement Plan, which will have half the total […]

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