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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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Shadbolts presented Queen’s Award for international trade

Surrey practice Shadbolt & Co has become only the third law firm to win a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of its achievement in international trade. The 22-partner firm follows in the footsteps of City heavyweights Allen & Overy and Norton Rose, which both won the award in 1999 for their export of legal […]

powergen / e.on

Slaughter and May scooped this deal from the jaws of Freshfields after it had a massive conflict – being the law firm of choice for both Powergen, through London, and E.ON, through merger partner Bruckhaus Westrick Heller Löber in Germany. Slaughters was called in without beauty parading, in a move believed to be the result […]

Corporate

Européenne de Froid et Services, MC International Group’s holding company, sold to Johnson Controls for euro164m (£101m). The management and Charterhouse, Advent and CDC Equity Capital – all owners of Européenne – advised by Ashurst Morris Crisp (Thomas Forschbach). Johnson Controls advised by Herbert Smith. Tibbett & Britten sells its Axial automotive business to AutoLogic […]

Last Leipzig Gaedertz partners find homes

KPMG Treuhand & Goerdeler and Haarmann Hemmelrath & Partner have recruited the last partners to quit the defunct Leipzig office of Gaedertz. Corporate lawyer Peter Krüger, who set up Gaedertz’s Leipzig office in 1990, has joined the German member firm of KLegal International as its Leipzig head. Gaedertz associate Falk Hoffmann, a specialist in administrative […]

A VIEW from gibraltar

Gibraltar is a dependent territory, yet it is also an offshore one. Like the Cayman Islands or the British Virgin Islands, it is a common law jurisdiction that has an attractive tax regime for certain categories of companies and individuals. It has its own constitution and the House of Assembly makes its own laws on […]

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