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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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Litigation Forthcoming Case 03/10/95

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The Home Office Select Committee is investigating the influence of freemasons in the legal profession (The Lawyer 29 August). What do you think? Do you believe a sinister force is exerting undue control over the workings of legal bodies or are you convinced freemasonry is an outlet for harmless socialising and charity work? Write to […]

IBA pushes insolvency rules

BUSINESS lawyers are hoping to encourage an international ruling on insolvency proceedings through the introduction of an agreed set of multi-jurisdictional guidelines. The agreement, drawn up by 20 countries across the world, recommends uniformity in rules covering cross-border proceedings. Prepared last month by lawyers of the International Bar Association, it provides a framework for harmonising […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 03/10/95

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