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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.


Dewey to accept LeBoeuf structure

Dewey Ballantine’s partnership agreement will be dissolved as part of its merger with LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae, with the enlarged firm’s business operating on LeBoeuf’s systems. Both firms claimed that the move does not represent a takeover by LeBoeuf, with the decision on the structure being made well into the merger talks. New York-based […]

XXIV Old Buildings snares Geneva head from 2 Temple Gardens

XXIV Old Buildings has ramped up its international offering with the hire of 2 Temple Gardens barrister Ian Meakin as its Geneva office head. Commercial chancery set XXIV Old Buildings has ramped up its international offering with the hire of 2 Temple Gardens barrister Ian Meakin as its Geneva office head. Meakin, who was called […]


London: not as sexy as Bradford, apparently

London lags behind Bradford, Leicester and Glasgow as a centre for UK law firm headquarters, according to a survey of managing partners. According to Portman Travel’s survey of the qualities managing partners desire in a city in which to launch, Nottingham is favourite, followed by Manchester and Edinburgh. London, one of the world’s most influential […]

Heller opens in Shanghai after green light for third China office

Heller Ehrman has underscored its commitment to China through plans to open a third China office in Shanghai within the next month. It is understood that the firm has obtained its operating licence for the office and is currently finalising details regarding the premises, such as the leasing of its grounds. The new Shanghai office […]

Reed Smith expands key client roster in wake of merger

Reed Smith expands key client roster in wake of merger” />Reed Smith’s client relationship programme has been expanded to include 45 clients across the globe, having previously focused on 30. The extension of the programme, now dubbed RS45 rather than RS30, reflects the additional key clients the firm gained via its mergers with Richards Butler […]

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