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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.


Ashursts partnership

Ashurst Morris Crisp has appointed corporate lawyer Markus Strelow to partner, joining partner Graeme Ward in heading the firm’s Frankfurt office. Strelow joined Ashurst Morris Crisp in January from Clifford Chance’s Frankfurt office.

In brief: Survey spotlights top 1,000 firms in the US

Jones Day Reavis & Pogue remains the biggest firm in the US, according to Corporate Legal Times’ annual top 1,000 survey. Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom is second with Morgan Lewis & Bockius third. Meanwhile, Morgan Lewis is moving its London offices from Pall Mall to 2 Gresham Street in the City (pictured right). […]

Old conflicts re-surface after Queen's Speech splits profession

The legal profession’s united front in opposing the Government’s legal reforms has broken down on the issue of public defenders. Both the Law Society and Bar Council of England & Wales repeatedly stressed their united opposition to the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine’s legal aid reforms announced a year ago. But in the wake of the […]

Crossing the floor

Matheu Swallow talks audience rights with Julian Wilson, the barrister backing the growth of city advocates. Next week the results on the review of the rights of audience are due for publication by the Lord Chancellor’s Department (LCD). While the large majority of bar members have vociferously opposed challenges to their status, one lone voice […]


David Roberts (pictured right) and Matthew Dobson of Garretts advised Charterhouse Tilney Securities on the #34m London Stock Exchange flotation of Baldwins Industrial Services, advised by Edge Ellison.

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