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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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Irish Court of Appeal drive gains momentum

The Irish government has taken the first steps towards creating an appeal court to take on cases from the overworked Supreme Court. The government has proposed that the new court should be added, with the court system working on a similar basis to England’s. Most appeals from the High Court would be heard by the […]

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Personal Injury: Lying shame

Should those who exaggerate personal injury claims be forced to forego the aspects of payouts to which they are entitled? By Alejandra Hormaeche

Government set to endure BAE judicial review

A judicial review of the Government’s decision to abandon a corruption investigation into BAE Systems could be launched, with full grounds to do so lodged yesterday. The Campaign Against Arms Trade (CAAT) and social justice movement The Corner House are seeking the review after the Government terminated the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) investigation in December […]

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From the comfort of Tulkinghorn’s fireside chesterfield sofa, he hears that Allen & Overy (A&O) corporate partners’ most recent get-together was more jamboree than sophisticated tête-à-tête. Global head of corporate Richard Cranfield and Amsterdam-based partner Sietze Hepkema lured partners from across the planet with the promise of a five-star hotel in Madrid. But a rude […]

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Latham London leads fight for justice in Eastern Europe

The European arm of Latham & Watkins is upping its pro bono effort, with London clocking up 4,000 hours on its own. A key component has been Latham’s work fighting for Eastern Europeans in front of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). As part of this, the firm is assisting the Romania Helsinki Committee, […]

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