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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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Donn & Co sets its sights on insurance work with the opening of defence section

Manchester firm Donn & Co has recruited insurance litigation specialist Nick Close to head up a new defence section within its personal injury department. Close will join the firm in January when he leaves Liverpool-based Davies Wallis Foyster. He will be responsible for expanding the department. Senior partner Raymond Donn said the firm engaged in […]

Linklaters forced out of brewery bid work

Linklaters & Paines was squeezed out of the latest mega-merger in the brewing sector because of a potential conflict of interest. Bass is paying £200 million to take over Allied Domecq’s half share in Carlsberg-Tetley, the joint venture brewing operation owned by Allied and Danish drinks giant Carlsberg. But Linklaters was denied a piece of […]

French law firms urge delay of non-lawyer restrictions

The five-year deadline for French multidisciplinary practices to get rid of their non-lawyer partners is likely to be extended following lobbying from law firms. The Ministry of Justice has written to all French law firms asking for their comments on whether the law, due to take effect in the New Year, should be postponed. Francis […]

TJG claiming computer win

Taylor Joynson Garrett is claiming success in forcing management consultant Baker Tilly to pay £575,000 compensation to a client over alleged negligent advice in selecting a computer supplier. TJG’s client, Lancashire-based textile company Hamilton McBride & Co, sought Baker Tilly’s advice on the tendering process for procuring a computer system. But the company alleges that […]

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