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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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LPO provider Exigent raises stakes in lower cost offering with mLegal acquisition

Legal process outsourcing (LPO) provider Exigent has expanded its traditional business model with the acquisition of Bangalore-based contract lifecycle technology company mLegal. Exigent claims the deal, which sees it add mLegal’s proprietary contract automation technology to its outsourcing offering, could result in cost savings for corporate legal departments of more than 50 per cent. Exigent […]


FTSE 100 giant Rio Tinto ushers in new GC

Rio Tinto general counsel and former Freshfields partner Philip Richards is to stand down at the end of this year, passing on the baton to an in-houser from Novartis. Richards joined the mining company in March 2017 from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, where he had been a partner at the magic circle firm, working on matters […]

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