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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.


Biko’s champion

Sir Sydney Kentridge was defence barrister in the two highest-profile cases in apartheid South Africa. But at 78 are the energy levels starting to run low?

Pinsents City office spirits work away from the regions

Pinsent Curtis Biddle’s regional offices are losing work to the firm’s London practice following the merger. Pinsents, which has just announced figures indicating growth of 12.5 per cent on the combined total of Pinsent Curtis’s and Biddle’s turnovers last year, now has more than half of its headline clients using the Londonbranch.Senior partner Julian Tonks […]

A view from los angeles

It has been said that the US justice system has become the world’s soap opera. Assuming this to be true, you may rest assured that the script was written, directed and produced in Los Angeles (LA) and that the characters either lived here or moved here when the trial was over. While the practice of […]

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