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New rules governing online sale of medicinal products in Romania

The online sale of pharmaceutical products in Romania has been on the rise in recent years. This strengthening trend can be attributed to the growth of online purchases in Romania in general and to the fact that, until recently, the law left room for interpretation in this area.  Recent amendments to the laws governing the sale of […]

Ireland: new Coroners Bill aims to modernise the law and address maternal deaths

The Minister for Justice and Equality, Charlie Flanagan, published the Coroners (Amendment) Bill 2018 on 2 August 2018 with the aim of significantly clarifying, strengthening and modernising the law relating to the reporting of deaths to coroners. The Bill, once enacted, will amend the Coroners Act 1962. The Bill allows for a wider scope of […]

Helping customers to help themselves: How technology can help

Banking litigation experts Rob Aberdein and Justin Coley from Walker Morris’ Lender Services team explain how lenders and law firms can harness new technology and debt management solutions to offer an enhanced customer journey and improved lender/borrower relationships. 

Construction: can a company in liquidation refer a dispute to adjudication?

The Technology and Construction Court (TCC) has delivered a significant judgment in Michael J Lonsdale (Electrical) Ltd v Bresco Electrical Services Ltd (in Liquidation) [2018] EWHC 2043 (TCC) where the company seeking to refer a dispute to adjudication was in liquidation. The substance of the dispute related to the contractor’s claim for payment allegedly due for […]

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Alston & Bird to launch two west coast bases

Alston & Bird is targeting a simultaneous launch of two offices this week on the US west coast. Partners at the Atlanta-based firm are expected to be voting either later today or tomorrow on the hire of a group of IP lawyers from Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld’s Silicon Valley office. The firm is […]

SRA starts Clementi revolution with LDP structures

The Solicitors Regulation Authority is set to change its Code of Conduct in reaction to the regulatory demands of the Legal Services Act. The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) is set to change its Code of Conduct in reaction to the regulatory demands of the Legal Services Act 2007. The modifications to the Code will include […]

Ticket to ride

The Law Society’s send-off for its recently departed president Andrew Holroyd may not have quite lived up to his expectations. According to one of Tulkinghorn’s ever-­watchful moles, newly appointed president Paul Marsh told dinner guests that Holroyd wanted “a true Scouser party” to say goodbye to the Law ­Society. Unfortunately, there was no Beatles cover […]

Davis Polk, Latham take lead as Roche sets sights on Genentech

Two US firms have snared lead roles on Swiss pharmaceutical group Roche’s $43.7bn (£21.88bn) bid for US drug giant Genentech. Davis Polk & Wardwell New York partners Arthur Golden, Chris Mayer and Peter Douglas are advising Roche, which acquired a 55.9 per cent stake in Genentech in 1990. While Latham & Watkins is yet to […]

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