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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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In this edition of The Lawyer we are publishing a special preview of The Lawyer Euro100, the first ever investigation into revenues and profits of European law firms. Our research is timely; Europe is where the battle for global dominance will take place. Asia – China apart – is seen at the top levels of management of […]

Victoria law body steps up requirements

Australian lawyers who qualified in the state of Victoria will have to ensure they meet the requirements of a new continuing professional development (CPD) scheme or risk losing their practising certificates. A scheme introduced by the Law Institute of Victoria (LIV), which takes effect from 1 April, will require a minimum of 10 CPD units […]

ICC sets up panel to aid fraud victims

The International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) is assembling a crack anti-fraud panel, tasked with offering advice to victims of commercial deception, money laundering and cybercrime. The ICC’s commercial crime department said it was identifying and inviting suitable law firms from across the world to participate. The initiative, called Fraudnet, would especially help victims to prosecute […]

A&O pops up in battle for spot on Apax panel

Allen & Overy (A&O) has emerged as a surprise contender for a much sought-after place on private equity firm Apax’s leveraged transaction panel. It is understood that A&O is one of five firms asked to bid for the two places available in the line-up. It joins Clifford Chance, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Travers Smith Braithwaite, […]

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