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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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A trial date of June 2016 has been set for the £2.3bn battle between Guy Hands’ Terra Firma Capital Partners and Citigroup, with Clifford Chance and Mishcon de Reya taking lead roles on the six-week hearing. Bloomberg News reported that Mr Justice Flaux fixed the trial date at a case management conference this morning, agreeing […]

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If you’ve had a bad week in the office, it’s probably wise to shut your eyes and count to 10 rather than taking to Facebook to slam your employer. Collyer Bristow explains that if a defamatory comment published on a social media site clearly identifies your employer’s organisation – either directly or by inference – […]

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EDF Energy launches revamped panel review

EDF Energy has launched its latest panel review and will keep its new roster for three years, replacing its current two-year panel system.  Current UK panel firms Baker & McKenzie, Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), Pinsent Masons and Squire Sanders are all expected to go up for the review with sources saying the new roster was likely […]

DLA Piper advises Oakley Capital on Tomasoni Topsail acquisition

DLA Piper has advised Oakley Capital on the acquisition of Tomasoni Topsail by its portfolio company North Technology Group and on the related structuring and equity arrangements. Tomasoni holds the exclusive licence to manufacture and distribute North Sails branded clothing throughout Europe and Asia. This acquisition is intended to complement Oakley Capital’s recent acquisitions of […]

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