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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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First edition of Offshore Lawyer inside Finance partner Colin Potter is quitting his role as a lawyer as he leaves the London office of White & Case to take on a consultancy role with a search firm.Potter will leave White & Case on 31 May to join headhunters Global Legal Search sometime in June. In […]

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LCD to hike civil court venues by fifteen per cent

The Lord Chancellor’s Department has announced that it will increase the number of civil court venues by at least 15 per cent in an attempt to give better access to those using the courts There will now be 275 venues as opposed to 234. New measures will also allow people to access many court services […]

Sixteen quit Goldsmith to join Hardwicke Bldg

Exodus creates UK’s largest set; Goldsmith’s future in doubt In what is believed to be the largest single defection from a set of chambers, 16 barristers are leaving multi-disciplinary set Goldsmith Building to join Hardwicke Building.Although there have been largescale moves following the dissolution of sets, this is understood to be among the largest rounds […]

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