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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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Fountain Court eyes Singapore launch

Inner Temple set Fountain Court is weighing up whether to open an outpost in Singapore, in a move that further underlines the growing popularity of the Asian arbitration hub. Sources close to the set said chambers had sent a delegation to the jurisdiction and met with the City-state’s regulators to discuss a possible office opening. […]

New provisions for protected trust deeds in Scotland

By Andrew Foyle Under a protected trust deed (PTD), a debtor in Scotland can — as an alternative to formal bankruptcy — put his estate in the hands of a trustee for a fixed period so it can be administered for the benefit of his creditors. In return, the debtor is protected from enforcement action by his […]

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BHP Billiton loses anti-corruption and compliance lawyer to Steptoe & Johnson

Washington DC firm Steptoe & Johnson has drawn in BHP Billiton’s anti-corruption and trade compliance lawyer Jeffrey Cottle as a partner for its London office. The appointment, which will see Cottle join the firm’s international regulation and compliance group at an unconfirmed date, follows Steptoe’s hire of London-based Patrick Rappo, the former joint-head of bribery […]

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Wragge & Co outsourcing deal results in 26 support staff redundancies

Wragge & Co is the latest firm to transfer a cohort of its support staff to third-party provider Intelligent Office, resulting in 26 full-time equivalent (FTE) staff members opting to take voluntary redundancy. When the redundancy consultation kicked off in May 2013, the firm said 30 FTE secretarial and PA roles were at risk due […]

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