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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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Finers wins landmark libel ruling for Wall Street Journal

Finers Stephens Innocent and Doughty Street Chambers have won a landmark judgment in the House of Lords that redefines the Reynolds defence against libel claims. Finers head of international Mark Stephens and Geoffrey Robertson QC of Doughty Street acted for The Wall Street Journal as it fought libel claims brought by Saudi Arabian businessman Mohammed […]

MBRM says UK way is OK

Well, that didn’t take long. A week after the announcement of the new guard at Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (MBRM), there’s already a revolution in its partnership culture. As we report today, MBRM is changing the way its partners are being rewarded. The old system relied entirely on financial metrics, with its partners obsessing […]

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Nixon Peabody grows private equity with team hire

Nixon Peabody has raided the New York office of King & Spalding to expand its private equity practice. Former King & Spalding partner Dominick DeChiara and senior associate Bradley Vaiana both join Nixon Peabody as partners, with DeChiara becoming head of the firm’s leveraged buyout (LBO) practice. He will work with Charley Jacobs, head of […]

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