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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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The Lawyer Inquiry: Nicholas Hine

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AWB puts gender on the agenda

The incoming chair of the Association of Women Barristers (AWB) is launching a campaign to vet all new legislation for its impact on women. Helene Pines Richman, a tenant at 9 Stone Buildings, was inaugurated as the AWB’s chairwoman last week. The first American to chair the association, she now wants to set up a […]

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What do you have when you’ve got a lawyer up to his neck in sand? One answer is not enough sand. Another is that you’ve got the situation existing at the moment – a lawyer deep in the sand of a rule book no longer suited to today’s business climate. And at the heart of […]

Linklaters doubles Tokyo partners in Japan boom

Linklaters is doubling the size of its Tokyo operation, reflecting the resurgence in the Japanese economy. The firm is moving two partners to Tokyo and has poached a Japanese lawyer and one-time diplomat from rival Slaughter and May. Linklaters’ Hong Kong partner Simon Davies will be moving to Tokyo next month and will be followed […]

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