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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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Freshfields set for more Wolseley work

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer must be rubbing its hands with glee as client Wolseley, the world’s largest heating products distributor, last week signalled its intention to continue spending big on bolt-on deals. Freshfields, through corporate partner Stephen Hewes, has already reaped a windfall this year. Hewes led the team advising the company in September on its […]

A&O secures rare win for Macquarie

Hats off to Macquarie for trumping its rivals on the bid for Thames Water, and hats off to Allen & Overy old hand Alan Paul for keeping the Australian bank in the fold. (See the full story.) Macquarie has used all sorts of law firms during the past couple of years, so A&O will be […]

Green papers

Unlike the UK’s DTI, Ireland’s ODCE has power to prosecute criminal offences – and law firms have been correspondingly busy, reports Brid Munnelly A key weapon in the armoury of corporate law enforcers is the corporate investigation. Ireland has seen an increased focus on investigations into Irish companies and their management following various reports and […]

Location, location, location

Tired of yet more advice on a debt-for-equity swap? Does the prospect of being locked in the data room bore you to tears? Then allow Tulkinghorn to point you in the direction of an ad for a senior legal consultant placed in the hallowed pages of The Lawyer by recruiter TRC. They’re not fussy: you […]

Blake Lapthorn partners vote to save City office

Partners at Blake Lapthorn Linnell’s London office have given a last-minute vote of confidence to the firm’s merger with IP/IT firm Tarlo Lyons, withdrawing from merger talks with Matthew Arnold & Baldwin. The talks with Matthew Arnold would have seen Blake Lapthorn’s entire London insolvency and property practices, the basis of its office in the […]

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