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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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Hunton wins team from White & Case

Hunton & Williams has taken a six-lawyer, multi-office team from White & Case to bolster its international trade practice, bringing capability to Asia for the first time. Partner Edmund Sim heads the team of movers, and will be based in Hunton’s Singapore office. Sim brings with him two associates into the Singapore office, while other […]

CC raises NQ salaries to catch up with magic circle rivals

Clifford Chance has followed the lead of the other magic circle firms by raising salaries for newly qualified lawyers to £55,000. Clifford Chance is the last of the magic circle firms to announce its salary increase for the 2006-07 year. Newly qualified lawyers salaries have risen from £51,000 to £55,00, an increase of almost eight […]

CC and New Zealand’s Chapman Tripp cosy up with Tokyo corporate hire

Clifford Chance has strengthened its strategic alliance with New Zealand M&A firm Chapman Tripp by hiring star partner Paul O’Regan as its new head of corporate in Tokyo. O’Regan, who has been a partner with Chapman Tripp for 25 years, will relocate from Wellington, New Zealand, to take up a newly created post at the […]

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