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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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Redundancies hit UK’s regional property teams

Six more regional firms are making redundancies in their residential conveyancing teams as the ongoing property slump continues to impact on the legal sector. The ;majority ;of redundancies are expected to hit support staff and conveyancers, although a number of fee-earners also face job losses. EMW Law, Franklins Solicitors, Geoffrey Leaver, Matthew Arnold & Baldwin […]

Another string for Camerons’ CEE bow with CMS Moscow merger

At the end of this year, all eyes at CMS Cameron McKenna will be on Russia for what could be a defining moment in the firm’s history. CMS Moscow merger” /> At the end of this year, all eyes at CMS Cameron McKenna will be on Russia for what could be a defining moment in […]

CC targets corporate fraud with RJW ace

Clifford Chance has ramped up its white-collar crime capabilities with the hire of Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) financial fraud star Judith Seddon. The move follows the departure ;of ;RJW’s Manchester fraud head Neill Blundell, who joined Eversheds in May (The Lawyer, 6 May). Clifford Chance head of litigation Nicholas Munday said Seddon would join […]

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FFW: surprise performer

Ok, hands up. We were completely wrong last year when we recommended Field Fisher Waterhouse as a sell. Anyone holding on to imaginary shares in the London firm would have been quids in, with PEP leaping 27 per cent to over £750,000, on preliminary figures. Ok, hands up. We were completely wrong last year when […]

Northern exposure

The turbulence in the world markets over the past year has helped Northern Ireland’s new leaders determine what its economic priorities should be and what Belfast firms need to consider to remain competitive At this time a year ago it would be fair to say that the view of Belfast firms on the market in […]

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