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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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Manchester chambers hires director

Leading Manchester set 40 King Street has appointed a solicitor as its first chambers director. Guy Davison was taken on to manage 40 King Street and spin-off 5 Park Place in Leeds, a set that specialises in chancery and planning law. He worked for Deacons in Hong Kong as a solicitor before practising at law […]

TJG poaches e-finance partner

Coffey, who specialises in offshore funds, internet banking and various aspects of e-finance, joins the City firm today as a partner. TJG managing partner, Declan Tarpey says: “Financial services is a huge growth area for all leading City firms. More capital attracting more regulation means, quite simple, more work for lawyers. “In particular, Joe’s knowledge […]

…as it merges with Luxembourg firm

Clifford Chance has merged with Luxembourg firm Faltz & Kremer after months of wrangling with the Luxembourg bar. The Lawyer first revealed the planned link-up in August, when talks were said to be at an “advanced stage”. But the merger was delayed until 1 January because of objections from Luxembourg’s restrictive bar association – particularly […]

Baker & McKenzie hires ICI trade guru

Baker & McKenzie is expanding its WTO Practice Group by taking ICI’s international trade manager. EU commercial regulatory expert David Wakeford is joining the global law firm as of counsel to the London office after 37 years at ICI. Ross Denton, managing partner of the European law centre London group, says he has worked on […]

UN sued over Rwanda genocide

In the first case of its kind, the widow of a former Rwandan supreme court judge and the sister of a Tutsi former cabinet minister say the UN failed to stop the murders during the 1994 Rwandan genocide in which 800,000 people were massacred. They accuse UN soldiers, who were supposed to defend the Tutsi […]

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