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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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ELF appoints new chairman to board of trustees

The Environmental Law Foundation (ELF) has appointed Pamela Castle as chairman of its board of trustees. Castle, former head of environmental law at CMS Cameron McKenna, replaces Stephen Hockman QC, leader of the south eastern circuit, who will remain on the board of trustees. Castle left Camerons in April 2001. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews on […]

Private view

The PFI sector has had a tough time, but is it all bad? Jon Robins meets the lawyers who still believe that the market has a lot to offer

American Express hires GE Insurance legal chief

American Express Services Europe has appointed Mark Chambers, group head of legal at GE Insurance Holdings, as its new general counsel. Chambers will lead a team of 18 lawyers for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Husnara Begum

DJ Freeman loses AXA work to SJ Berwin

DJ Freeman has lost its share of property investment work for insurance giant Axa Sun Life’s main fund to SJ Berwin, following a review. The Lawyer understands that DJ Freeman previously had the lion’s share of the work, while Lawrence Graham had a smaller portion. Under the new arrangement, the property investment work is expected […]

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