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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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THE REVOLVING door at Coudert Brothers has turned again with three associates, including newly-recruited UK tax specialist James Benger, quitting to form their own firm. Michael Chissick, who started with Couderts three years ago, and former Clifford Chance lawyer Claire Nelson, who joined in June, opened as Nelson Chissick last week. Benger, who also joined […]

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A challenge by Avon County Council to a ruling that it was guilty of discrimination in its handling of five tenders for waste disposal contracts is now imminent. In January last year the Appeal Court over-ruled an earlier High Court decision and quashed the council’s decision, ruling that unsuccessful waste disposal tenderer Terry Adams had […]

Dibbs turns screws on Knight Williams

Dibb Lupton Broomhead is intensifying its work for the action group representing investors who lost money with crashed financial adviser Knight Williams. The firm has recruited leading insolvency practitioner Neil Cooper, partner at accountants Robson Rhodes, and is formulating a strategy to help win compensation for what is thought to be £8 million in losses […]

Event pushes cash for management review

John Malpas reports CHAMBERS are being alerted to the availability of funding to help them bring management systems up to date. News of the funding was broken to the Chambers in Crisis workshop at the Bar Council’s recent conference. Nobody in the audience appeared aware of the cash available from training and enterprise councils (Tecs), […]

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