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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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Former NI legal chief Crone arrested by hacking police

News International’s former legal chief Tom Crone is the latest tabloid executive to be arrested in connection with the phone-hacking scandal. Crone, who was arrested at 6.45am this morning, is being held at a south London police station on suspicion of conspiring to intercept communications contrary to Section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977. […]

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Ex-Mayer Brown US information chief charged with $850,000 fraud

Mayer Brown’s former chief information officer (CIO) has been charged with defrauding the firm out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in a fake invoices scam. A statement issued by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) yesterday confirmed that former Mayer Brown CIO David Tresch had been arrested in Chicago on federal charges alleging he […]

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BSB criticised as barrister cleared of misconduct

A tribunal verdict that a legal disciplinary practice (LDP) barrister conducted litigation in breach of the bar’s codes has been overturned. Portia O’Connor was the first barrister to become a partner in an LDP when she set up Pegasus Legal in 2010. But a Bar Standards Board (BSB) disciplinary tribunal convicted her of professional misconduct […]

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