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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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Eversheds hires DLA insolvency partner

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Austria: can its firms survive if they refuse to open up?

Aled Griffiths asks whether Viennese firms will have to merge after the economic reforms of 2004 There are two statistics that Austrian lawyers are never tired of quoting: ‘There are more lawyers in Munich than the whole of Austria,’ and ‘There are less lawyers in Vienna now than in 1937.’ Whether this represents the progressive […]

Mayer Brown hires California legislator

Speaker Emeritus of the California Assembly to join as partner The former Speaker of the California Assembly is to join Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw’s government relations practice as a partner. Robert Hertzberg was twice elected Speaker of the Assembly and is currently Speaker Emeritus. He will join Mayer Brown’s Los Angeles office in December […]

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