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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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International Power extends top Middle East lawyer’s role

International Power is to hand more authority to its Middle East general counsel after the departure of David Wadham for Ashurst. Graham Methold has been named the UK energy company’s top lawyer for the lucrative Middle East region after Wadham’s resignation, as first reported on www. thelawyer.com (26 April). Methold, who joined International Power from […]

Three new female partners for Beachcrofts

Beachcroft Wansbroughs has made up three partners, all female, in its smallest round of promotions for three years. The new partners are based in London and Leeds and see the firm strengthen some of its core practice areas. In Beachcrofts’ core insurance sector, London-based injury risk solicitor Paula Jefferson becomes a partner. She is joined by […]

Olswang buys up Kanter Jules in real estate push

Olswang is kicking off its new financial year with the acquisition of property boutique Kanter Jules. In total, nine fee-earners will join Olswang this week, with four signing up as partners. The new arrivals are chiefly in real estate, but include corporate and litigation specialists. The deal will add some £4.5m to Olswang’s revenue. The firm also […]

FFW PEP rises 19 per cent

Revenues at Field Fisher Waterhouse has hit the £60m mark, boosting turnover by 15% this year. Profit per equity partner also showed solid double digit growth, breaking through the £400k barrier to reach £466k, an increase of 19%. The firm is on course to meet its target turnover of £75m by 2008, a figure which […]

Expansion costs to top £326m as City firms boost headcounts

City law firms could face a collective refurbishment bill estimated at £240m if expansion plans to take on an additional two million sq ft of office space over the next three years come to fruition. The office refurbishment and fit-out costs estimated at £240m leap further to £326m if rental costs are also taken into […]

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