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Views on amendments to the Serbian Company by Ivana Dišović

By Ivana Dišović The interview with Ivana Dišović was published in Septembe 2018, by CEE Legal Matters. “It is pretty quiet on the dispute resolution market, as hearings are not held in the summer,” says Ivana Disovic, Partner and attorney at law in cooperation with Karanovic & Nikolic. “In contrast, we see high activity in the […]

Legislation for luxury hotel development in Montenegro

Over the years, Montenegro invested significant efforts in the development of the tourism industry, and one could say that it is steadily becoming a go-to destination for those seeking an ultimate luxury Riviera lifestyle. The recent steps taken by Montenegrin legislators show that international trends are well received and recognized by local authorities, this time […]

Amendments to the Serbian Law on payment services

The summer has brought a set of amendments to the existing laws, as well as the adoption of new laws in Serbia’s financial sector. This overview focusses on the changes made to the Law on Payment Services (the “PS Law”), while additionally the Law on the National Bank of Serbia (“NBS”) has also been slightly […]

Srbija Vode announces tender for leasing Riverine

By Miloš Vučković The public enterprise Srbija Vode announced the tender for the lease of riverine – a riverbed with accompanying waterside, for the construction of small hydro power plants on 18 different locations in Serbia. These locations are in the municipalities of Arilje, Kraljevo, Novi Pazar, Surdulica, Raška, Babušnica, Ivanjica, Trgovište, Pirot and Bela Palanka. […]

Antitrust: Staggering €4.34bn fine imposed on Google

The European Commission’s 39-­month long investigation into Google’s Android operating system ends with a record­breaking antitrust fine of €4.34bn imposed on Google. The US tech giant was fined for imposing illegal restrictions on Android device manufacturers and mobile network operators, in order to cement its already super dominant position in general internet search services. The […]

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Walker Morris team explores opportunities in new entry-level exception sites and starters homes

By Richard Sagar, Karl Anders, Graham Whiteford, Josh Kitson Introduction This briefing note, prepared by the Walker Morris Planning Environment Team, explores the opportunities presented in the new National Planning Policy Framework (“NPPF2“). Specifically, the opportunities to obtain planning permission for new entry-level exception sites consisting of affordable housing for first-time buyers on previously unallocated […]

FCA published near-final rules amending the jurisdiction for SMEs and guarantors

By Paul Gair The FCA yesterday released its policy statement (PS18/21) on SME access to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), setting out its near-final rules for amending the compulsory jurisdiction to include new definitions for “small businesses” and “guarantors”. At the same time, it has released a new consultation paper (CP18/31) detailing proposals for increasing […]

Walker Morris litigation specialists reviews regulator’s proposals for dealing with push payment fraud

By Louise Power, Rachel Elgar Banking & Finance Litigation specialists Louise Power and Rachel Elgar report on the Payment Systems Regulator’s (PSR) recent proposals for dealing with push payment fraud. What is push payment fraud? Payments are described as ‘push payments’ when the payer obtains the payee’s account details and instructs their bank to send (or push) […]

Impact of 2019 budget proposals on Dutch’s buyout sector

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Shoosmiths’ John McKendrick gave the keynote address at an anti-bribery event at the recent Peruvian Congress in Lima. The event was organised to reinforce Peru’s efforts to join the OECD and focused on designing laws to deal with corporate liability in respect of bribery.

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