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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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Cadwalader appoints Banoun as managing partner for DC office

Raymond Banoun has succeeded David Williams as managing partner of Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft’s Washington DC office Williams will remain in the DC office and return to his complex commercial litigation practice.Prior to taking the lead role in DC, Banoun was head of Cadwalader’s business fraud and complex litigation practice. He acts for financial institutions, […]

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Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton (Andrew Shutter, Simon Jay) is advising Kier Group on a credit facility comprising senior, mezzanine and working capital facilities. The deal, which is part of a joint venture with the Bank of Scotland, will be used to finance the acquisition of Laing Property Developments from John Laing. Kier also advised […]

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Change in management structure ‘symbolic’ of new firm culture; firm to target Gibson Dunn, Willkie, Debevoise and Paul Weiss Peter Martyr has beaten off competition from his fellow partners Peter Rees and Jeff Barratt to become the new chief executive officer (CEO) of Norton Rose, as revealed by thelawyer.com/ lawyernews last week. Martyr has been […]

The IPO specialists

An analysis ALLEN & OVERYNumber of IPOs January 1999-June 2000: 8Number of IPOs July 2000-December 2001: 7 Had a good year considering, advising its banking clients. The equity capital markets team is still there and has allowed the firm to face up to its investment banking clients by mirroring the teams. However, partner Jonathan Lang […]

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