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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.


CEDR kicks off mediation audit

The Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR) has launched its biennial audit into commercial mediation, the only review of its kind in the UK. The previous audit, held in 2005, found that the mediation market has grown by 35 per cent to 2,700 mediations a year. The statistics also showed that in 2005 there were […]

Farrer brings new CEO on board

Farrer & Co has hired real estate consultants Cushman & Wakefield’s European CEO at as its new CEO. Ben Bennett will join the firm’s London office to work closely with the management board of the private client firm. Bennett is a former litigation associate at Herbert Smith and business consultant for the UK arm of […]

LUL reshuffles for contract review

London Underground Limited (LUL) has promoted head of legal Sarah Atkins to director of reviews in preparation for its PPP contract review, which is slated for 2010. Atkins will lead the review, which the company undertakes every six or seven years to examine all PPP contracts and to identify what LUL should be procuring and […]

Stiffed competition

The Irish Competition Authority was left red-faced after the Supreme Court’s criticism of the ILCU case. Philip Andrews discusses the implications for future enforcement The Irish Supreme Court rebuke of the Competition Authority on 8 May this year was an awkward moment. Ireland’s free-market regulator was found to have relied on “artificial” and “counter-intuitive” economics […]


While it’s true that Tulkinghorn is a fan of Photoshop, which has been deployed to best effect on these pages, sometimes photos can speak for themselves. These beauties found their way into Tulkinghorn’s in-tray this week courtesy of Travers Smith head of corporate finance Spencer Summerfield, to whom Tulkinghorn doffs his hat. A true master […]

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