IP Highlights — June 2014: latest stories and IP news from south-east Europe

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Geographical indications of origin in Serbia

By Dragomir Kojić, Partner and Tamara Bubalo, Associate Geographical indication of origin, this very peculiar form of industrial property protection, has undergone a revival phase over the past few years, thus becoming more omnipresent not only within the circles of interest, but also amongst the Serbian public at large…

Serbia: Privatisation disputes and arbitration

This article will focus on the experience in practice and the evolution of privatizations of state and socially owned companies in Serbia in the period of transition and will assess the boundaries of arbitrability of disputes that arise out of the termination of privatization agreements…

Montenegro: Striving towards the black gold

By Petar Mitrović and Nikolina Kažić The first tender for oil and gas exploration and production in Montenegro was announced in late 2013… In the light of normative regulation, Montenegro adopted the Law on Exploration and Production of Hydrocarbons, the Tax Law on Hydrocarbons, and regulations governing the method of calculating compensation payments for oil […]

Serbian Competition Commission investigates distributors of childcare products

On 24 April 2018, the Serbian Competition Commission (the “Commission”) conducted dawn raids against local distributors of baby and infant products, Yuglob and Keprom. The dawn raid was conducted on three locations in Belgrade, during which the Commission collected the documentation it considered necessary for further investigation…

The Serbian law on foreign exchange amended

By Maja Jovančević Šetka On 20 April 2018, the amendments to the Law on Foreign Exchange (the “Law”) were adopted and will enter into force on 28 April 2018. Exceptionally, the application of certain provisions related to the assuming of competencies over foreign exchange control by the National Bank of Serbia is delayed until 1 January […]

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Unprecedented sector changes for housing standards

By Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan The Homes (Fitness for Human Habitation and Liability for Housing Standards) Bill passed its Second Reading at the beginning of 2018. The Bill has support from both landlord and tenant-focused organisations, who are eager for it to pass into law. Housing Management and Litigation experts Karl Anders and Lucie Bryan […]

Anti-variation clauses: Valid after all

By Gwendoline Davies  In 2016 the Court of Appeal ruled that anti-variation clauses in commercial contracts had no legal effect and that contracts could be varied despite prior express restrictions to the contrary.  That has now been unanimously overturned by the Supreme Court in MWB Business Exchange Centres Ltd v Rock Advertising Ltd.  Walker Morris’ Head of […]

Social housing monthly law update – May 2018

By David Isaacson TLT’s monthly law update on all things affecting social housing Highlights this month include: ICO produces lawful basis interactive guidance tool Government consults on proposals to toughen rules on building safety Funding for supported housing: Government response published MHCLG announces plans for mandatory code of practice for letting and managing agents Land […]

GDPR enforcement and penalties: What you need to know

The General Data Protection Regulation will come into force on 25 May 2018 and brings with it new and improved regulatory powers for the Information Commissioner’s Office. What will this mean for businesses facing a data breach under the new GDPR regime?

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Dutch law firms together against cybercrime

A number of Dutch firms have announced they will work together to fight cybercrime and digital threats. This group, in the event of proven success, looks forward to connecting with other law firms…

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All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Dechert has hired Loyens & Loeff partner Johan Terblanche as a partner in its Luxembourg financial services practice. He advises managers and investors of investment funds, focusing specifically on alternative funds. NautaDutilh has appointed Erik Geerling as chair of its […]

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Weightmans has hired Edwards Wildman Palmer partner Francis Mackie in a bid to transform its insurance practice. Mackie has been hired to grow Weightmans’ London market capabilities. His appointment is the first step in a strategic effort by Weightmans to develop its insurance capabilities and create a practice which is able to advise clients on […]

Collyer Bristow Gallery hosts Fabric exhibition

At the Fabric exhibition at the Collyer Bristow Gallery in Holborn, London, artists such as Malina Busch, Dexter Dymoke, Henry Hussey, Bruce Ingram, Sara Impey, Lauren Kelly, Nigel Massey and Liz Rideal will focus on the use of fabric as a medium. The exhibition will run between 26 June and 1 October 2014, with a […]

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