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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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PricewaterhouseCoopers merges with Dunhill Madden Butler

The merger comes just two months after Dunhills in Sydney saw a mass exodus of 27 partners and 125 lawyers to the legal branch of PWC. And earlier this month, David Nathan, the managing partner Dunhills’ Melbourne office who was charged with rebuilding the embattled firm, defected to Baker & McKenzie to head up its […]

In brief: Eversheds

Eversheds’ turnover increased by 22 per cent last year, with profits per partner increasing by about 10 per cent. The firm’s revenue rose to u177.5m with profits for its 194 equity partners up from u191,000 to u211,000. The firm’s Birmingham senior partner Adrian Bland says 16 per cent of profit stemmed from organic growth, the […]

Case of the week

The Bruce Grobbelaar libel trial ended at the High Court with the former Liverpool goalie vindicated. The Sun newspaper, now liable to pay Grobbelaar u85,000 damages and u400,000 legal costs, is appealing the decision. The Sun, represented at the trial by George Carman QC, had claimed Grobbelaar accepted u40,000 to fix a match between Liverpool […]

…as European firms integrate

Cameron McKenna has made the first steps towards its goal of forming a single pan-European law firm, as first revealed in The Lawyer (15 March). It has integrated its Brussels office with its CMS European alliance partner Derks Star Busmann Hanotiau. The CMS group, formed this year from four European firms and Cameron McKenna, intends […]

Tarlo Lyons heads Euro IT advice group

A GROUP of European lawyers have formed a cross-border alliance to advise technology clients. The initiative, called euroITcounsel, aims to provide legal know-how on specific issues within the technology industry. UK firm Tarlo Lyons is the UK representative and co-ordinates the project. IT is one of its areas of expertise. Other members come from Austria, […]

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