Data dive: Climate change fuels energy sector disputes activity

With global warming dominating the political agenda and bringing challenges for businesses, litigators have been kept busy, with Herbert Smith Freehills in front this quarter with two cases over two case days

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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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The Lawyer Awards 2019: the competition shortlist

The lawyers shortlisted for competition team of the year have all excelled in finding answers to some of the biggest regulatory problems posed in the market. Baker McKenzie’s entry saw it successfully navigate a Competition Markets Authority (CMA) review in the asset management sector, following a direct referral from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). The […]

In court this week: Conspiracy and enforcement with Clifford Chance, Sidley Austin and Ashurst

Clifford Chance, Fieldfisher and CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang are just some of the high-profile names appearing in court this week, as another Top 20 case hits the High Court. CMS partner Bernard O’Sullivan will be battling a claim against defendants represented by Fieldfisher partners Colin Gibson and Dan Hayward, Clifford Chance partner Julian Acratopulo […]

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Kennedys turnover surges past £200m after year of rapid expansion

An 11 per cent rise in turnover at Kennedys saw the firm’s global revenue exceed £200m over 2018/19, while UK figures grew by £8m to £126m. In the US, a full financial year after the firm’s merger with Carroll McNulty & Krull, the firm reported 16 per cent growth to £35.9m for the financial year […]

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