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SRA provides some breathing space for law firms struggling to obtain PI cover

By Zarina Lawley The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) recently published a useful Q&A article on their website which we recommend all law firms take the time to read. It summarises some of the most common queries the SRA has received from solicitors about their rules and the potential impact of Coronavirus. The article discusses professional […]

New transparency measures in the public procurement field

1. Background Despite the constant update of the public procurement legal framework, the Romanian authorities have signalled several issues related to the public procurement contracts granted to certain companies, in circumstances which are not able to comply, in all cases, with the general principles of transparency and equal treatment. Thus, in order to ensure the […]

Montenegro: Insight into the New Companies Act

The new Montenegrin Companies Act which entered into force on 11 July 2020, is an innovative and thoroughgoing codification of Montenegrin Corporate Law. The legislator opted for a comprehensive legal instrument which, compared to the previous law, contains more detailed and exhaustive rules determining the establishment, management, restructuring, termination and functioning of business entities.

Coronavirus Digest no. 2: Patents and other intellectual property rights

Second volume of the Digest prepared by PLMJ and Inventa International on the crossover between the area of intellectual property and the challenges of COVID-19, especially regarding patents and utility models, as well as all the information on the path to obtaining a vaccine.

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Hammonds rocked by further departure

Hammonds has lost yet another construction partner as London-based Richard Cooke goes in-house to construction giant Bechtel. Cooke joins the US company after five years as a partner at Hammonds. He will take up the role of senior counsel at Bechtel. The company has a five-strong legal department in the UK, as well as lawyers […]

Kirkland lures Tchenguiz away from Linklaters

Kirkland & Ellis has lured trophy client property tycoon Robert Tchenguiz away from longstanding adviser Linklaters following the hire of partners Graham White and Raymond McKeeve. McKeeve and White advised investment vehicle R20, which acts as adviser to Robert Tchenguiz and the Tchenguiz Family Trust, on its £180m joint acquisition of Menzies Hotel Group from […]

Chadbourne raids Orrick for London boost

Chadbourne & Parke has gained banking and restructuring capability in London following a raid on Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. Chadbourne has taken Orrick’s head of European insolvency and restructuring Adrian Harris, who was also the firm’s London managing partner in 2004 and 2005. Harris moves across with barrister Diane McLean and Ceinwyn Bannister, an associate […]

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 […]

Clarke Willmott targets Birmingham and the North

Clarke Willmott has finalised its strategy review, confirming plans to launch an office in the North and for aggressive expansion in Birmingham. The Bristol-based firm’s 65 partners spent a weekend partnership conference (6-7 October) hammering out ambitious growth plans. Managing partner David Sedgwick said that although the firm has not confirmed whether it would open […]

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