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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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Stephenson Harwood’s McGrigors hire perfect fit for financial services

Stephenson Harwood is reinforcing its financial services capability with the hire of a corporate partner from Scottish firm McGrigors. John Buyers joins Stephenson Harwood in the firm’s commercial, outsourcing and technology group. He is a specialist in technology corporate deals and has also advised on several Financial Services Authority-compliant technology deals. Buyers spent time in-house at Cap […]

Balfour & Manson appoints 4 new partners

Scottish firm Balfour & Manson Solicitors has appointed four new partners as of 4 April 2005 and leading personal injury partner, Fred Tyler, has taken over as chairman. Lisa Gregory now heads the Aberdeen office, having joined the firm in May 2004 from Burnside Kemp Fraser where she practised for eight years. She is a […]

April march

City legal worthies, including Allen & Overy senior partner Guy Beringer, Simmons & Simmons partner Richard Dyton and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner and resident footy nut Raj Parker, are set to walk 10km after work on Monday 18 April. The exertion is in aid of The London Legal Support Trust, which funds London’s not-for-profit legal […]

Norton Rose wins Hammonds banking head

Hammonds has lost its former head of banking in Birmingham to Norton Rose. Ashley Allton will join Norton Rose’s leveraged finance team in May. Allton was at Hammonds for three and a half years. He was not affected by Hammonds’ recent decision to institute a lock-in as he resigned in September 2004 and has spent […]

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