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Recent changes to planning: an overview

There have been several changes to the planning system in recent months, reflecting the response to Covid-19 and most recently in support of the Prime Minister’s evocation to ‘build, build, build’.

‘No DSS’ no longer

The Department for Social Security or more commonly referred to as ‘DSS’, was the government department responsible for providing benefit payments. The department was however replaced in 2001 by the Department of Work and Pensions. In the case of Rosie Keogh v Nicholas George Ltd, the complainant contacted a local letting agent regarding a property […]

Swiss Federal Supreme Court follows the practice of EPO’s Board of Appeal on singling out

In a recent decision (4A_613/2019, 11 May 2020), the Swiss Federal Supreme Court (Supreme Court) followed the practice of the Board of Appeal of the European Patent Office (EPO) as it held that the singling out of single features from two separate lists of features and therefore the combination of these  two specific features constitutes an extension of the subject-matter of the patent application leading to its nullity.

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Council for State Aid in BiH holds inaugural meeting

The inaugural meeting of the Council for State Aid in BiH (the ‘council’), a body formed thanks to the Law on State Aid in Bosnia and Herzegovina (the ‘law’), was held at the end of last year. The council, which sits in Istocno Sarajevo, has eight members. At the meeting, members of the council elected chairman and […]

International trade

Globalisation has fuelled a rapid increase in cross-border trade and investment. To compete in today’s challenging economic climate, companies must navigate an evolving set of international, national and local trade rules and polices. DLA Piper’s International Trade practice draws on an in-depth knowledge of both the law and the political landscape across multiple jurisdictions to […]

Dejan Nikolic

Nikolic, Dejan

Dejan Nikolić is a senior partner at Karanović & Nikolić. With more than 23 years of professional experience, he advises on all areas of corporate, commercial law and property involving domestic and foreign investors, such as multinational manufacturers, industrialists, banks and other institutions. He is considered a regional expert in the areas of telecommunications, energy […]

Liquidated damages in the UAE

International contractors from common law jurisdictions will be familiar with the concept of liquidated damages. A typical clause will provide that should the contractor fail to complete by a date stipulated in the contract, or any extended date, he shall pay or allow the employer to deduct liquidated damages at the rate of ‘X’ per […]

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