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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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Millennium Commission kept Dome open on Simmons advice

Simmons & Simmons initiated the PricewaterhouseCoopers report which convinced the New Millennium Experience Company (NMEC) and the Millennium Commission not to close the Dome early. Lead insolvency partner John Houghton is heading a team of 10, which is now working closely with new executive chairman David James and accountant John Darlington, who will assume full […]

Sidley & Austin boosts London office

Chicago firm Sidley & Austin is flying in two partners from its foreign offices to boost its international finance practice in London. Securitisation partners Nick Brittain and Dennis Dillon are moving over from New York and Singapore respectively to boost the finance group to 12 partners. Brittain specialises in commercial mortgage-backed securitisation transactions, which have […]

Hammonds Suddards Edge

Hammond Suddards Edge advised Igroup on the £300m securitisation of residential non-conforming mortgages. The deal is made up of £264m of AAA-rated notes, £24m of A and £12m of BBB-rated notes. Associate Gary Walker led the transaction assisted by solicitor Anjlia Rajani. Igroup was also advised by its in-house counsel. Allen & Overy advised Morgan […]

Nabarro Nathanson

Nabarro Nathanson represented Henderson Investors on behalf of Pearl Assurance on the euro400m (£244.8m) acquisition of a portfolio of shopping centres in Europe. The 14 centres, valued at up to euro225m (£137.7m), are located across the continent. Partner Kevin Stimpson led a team of six, assisted by Simon Staite and Nick Collins, which worked alongside […]

Book Review

Rollercoaster tells the story of the rise and fall of the emerging markets. Starting with a spot of currency trouble in Bangkok in 1997, the panic spread across Asia, Russia and then Latin America. For 10 years money men (and women) drooled over less developed capital markets which threatened big risks but had the lure […]

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