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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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DLA Piper litigation partner Raj Shah makes ‘Chicago’s 40 Under 40’ list

Raj Shah, a partner in DLA Piper’s litigation practice, has been named to The National Law Journal’s ‘Chicago’s 40 Under 40’ list. Shah was recognised for successfully representing Avis and Enterprise in a high-profile dispute against the city of Chicago over the bidding process for rental car facilities at O’Hare International Airport. Shah was also […]

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Citibank’s India GC returns to private practice at Amarchand

Citibank’s India general counsel Sandip Beri has recently resigned to return to private practice with India’s largest firm, Amarchand & Mangaldas. Beri, dual-qualified in the US and India, will become a partner in the New Delhi office of Amarchand & Mangaldas. He has 27 years of experience both as in-house counsel and a private practice […]

Germany: Mutual Assistance Directive — Implementation Act consent by Conciliation Committee abolition of so-called RETT blocker for real-estate transfer tax

After months of deliberations, the Conciliation Committee proposed a wide-ranging compromise pertaining to the Act on implementing the Mutual Assistance Directive and the amendment of tax provisions, on 5 June 2013, which integrates the major part of the compromise found in December 2012 in regard to the Annual Tax Act 2013. In addition to various […]

City finally gets on legal aid bandwagon

A couple of weeks ago we posed the question: do City lawyers give a stuff about legal aid? Despite all indications to the contrary, it’s starting to look like it. First came the long shot of a petition against the Government’s proposed legal aid reforms and an effort to mobilise support behind the fight to […]

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China Resources becomes latest state company to pioneer legal panel

Chinese state-owned conglomerate China Resources is in the process of creating an international panel following the launch of a domestic panel in September 2012. The legal department of China Resources’ group headquarters in Hong Kong is leading the process, with senior group legal counsel Anthony Poon being the key contact point for the submissions. A […]

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