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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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Save the Children CFO appointed Takeover Panel head

The Takeover Panel has nominated a former Coward Chance lawyer to be its new director general next year. Robert Hingley, who was at Clifford Chance’s legacy firm 20 years ago, will succeed Mark Warham as the Panel’s new head. All director generals are seconded from their regular jobs during their two-year tenure. Hingley is currently […]

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As Brick Court Chambers gears up for a 100km walk in aid of Oxfam and the Gurkha Welfare Trust, the set’s senior clerk Ian ‘Iron Man’ Moyler has been giving the hikers the benefit of his knowledge on sports nutrition. Tulkinghorn has been told that Cornish pasties are great for endurance events. No, really. They […]

Addleshaws wins first deal for Tiscali

Addleshaw Goddard has advised Tiscali UK Holdings for the first time, working on its £210m acquisition of Pipex Communications’ broadband and phone businesses. Tiscali is a new client for Addleshaws, with the firm winning the instruction following a tender. Addleshaws’ corporate partner James Dawson led the team acting for Tiscali, the first major deal he […]

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