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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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Hammonds promotion sees new Leeds head

Hammonds has appointed a new head for its Leeds office. Corporate finance partner Ian Greenfield will take over from former head Mike Henly, who has decided to concentrate on developing further the firm’s commercial and intellectual property practice. Greenfield was elected by the firm’s equity partners.

Lords overturns appeal ruling on wasted costs

A landmark House of Lords judgment that sheds new light on the law of privilege has overturned a wasted costs order against two senior barristers.It overrules a Court of Appeal decision to impose the order for around £30,000 against Bernard Weatherill QC of Enterprise Chambers and Josephine Hayes of Gough Square Chambers.The order was imposed […]

Brobeck UK associates vote for redundancies

Associate committee rejects partners’ proposal of salary cuts in favour of layoffs Brobeck Hale and Dorr has ditched proposals to cut associate salaries in favour of a voluntary redundancy programme that sees five associates departing the firm.US-qualified corporate lawyers Rohit Bhoothalingham and Steve Jackson, UK-qualified lawyers Fabion Mazzocchetti and Christian Kimberley and IT lawyer Belinda […]

Beachcrofts turnover feels NHSLA cutbacks

Beachcroft Wansbroughs has felt the force of losing work from the National Health Service Litigation Authority (NHSLA). Its 2001 turnover increased by just 1 per cent to £70.1m this year, as the national firm absorbed the impact of losing NHSLA work in London and Sheffield. The firm would not disclose its profit figure, but said […]

Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein in City law firm shake up

Dresdner Kleinwort Wasserstein is backtracking on its strategy towards external legal advisers as it sets up its first ever panel of law firms.It is understood that Allen & Overy, Ashurst Morris Crisp, Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Linklaters and Slaughter and May have all pitched for a place on the panel.Despite current relationships, neither Norton […]

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