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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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Divorce kiosk goes on display

THE VERY latest in “self-service” justice was paraded before lawyers at the Legal Action Group conference. An electronic kiosk which fills in divorce forms, explains to tenants how to deal with an eviction notice and generally leads litigants through the legal system was put through its paces by delegates. The American invention is currently deployed […]

Freehills brings partner to London

LEADING Australian firm Freehill Hollingdale & Page has appointed Martin Hudson, chair of its Melbourne board of partners, as senior partner in London. Hudson has been brought in to replace Bruce Cutler, one of Freehill’s two founding London partners, who has returned to Australia to take over from Graham Kelly as managing partner of the […]

Lebanese join arbitration treaty

The Lebanese parliament has implemented recommendations put forward by the British Middle East Law Council concerning international arbitral awards. The society made its recommendations at its September conference in Beirut. Its secretary general, London solicitor Ibrahim Kanaan, says that prior to the conference Lebanon had not been a member of the New York 1958 Convention […]

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