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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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Case of the week

A primary school head has won the right to return to work part-time following maternity leave. The case could open the floodgates to similar claims from women who held positions of authority before leaving for maternity leave. A tribunal found that school governors at Langtree Primary School in Torrington Devon breached sex discrimination laws by […]

KEY TRENDS EMERGING

There is no doubt that a high proportion of firms, particularly those with 30-plus partners, are embracing the challenges of operating in a competitive and increasingly disparate marketplace. In particular, this is evidenced by firms taking steps to become much more “corporate” in their management style and structure in order to maintain or increase profitability. […]

Money Matters

Some of the findings from the PricewaterhouseCoopers Financial Management in Law Firms 2000 Survey have raised a few eyebrows. Mark Waddilove, David Snell, Alistair Rose and Denise Catterall lay bare the survey and its implications for the future The results to come from the Financial Management in Law Firms 2000 Survey, conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) […]

McDermotts boosts tax with top team from Thelen Reid

Chicago firm McDermott Will & Emery‘s NY office is luring a highly rated team of tax lawyers away from Thelen Reid & Priest in New York. The group, led by Thelen Reid’s former tax practice chair David Hardy, boasts another partner, Laurie Marsh, and two associates. They specialise in advising the energy and utility industry […]

Scuffle of the week

City law firm Charles Russell faces questioning from the Financial Services Authority after one of its lawyers told the High Court that its client Scoot.com was in advanced takeover talks only hours before a Stock Exchange statement denying reports of a takeover bid. Following a report in The Sunday Telegraph that Scoot.com was in takeover […]

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