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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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Mason Hayes plans US growth

Mason Hayes & Curran’s outgoing managing partner Declan Moylan has promised to increase the Irish firm’s international footprint when he takes over the chairmanship next April. Moylan, who has served three three-year terms as managing partner, has decided not to seek a fourth term in the role, with litigation and employment law head Emer Gilvarry […]

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Taylor Wessing merges with Dubai associate firm

Taylor Wessing is venturing out of European borders and launching a Dubai office through a merger with its Dubai-based associated firm Key & Dixon. The merger, which cements a five-year relationship between the two firms, marks the launch of Taylor Wessing Middle East, which will be led by partner Christopher Dixon. “With the large number […]

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