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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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Bircham to steer £300m Leeds guided bus scheme

Bircham Dyson Bell has beaten off competition from two firms in a beauty parade to advise Metro, the West Yorkshire passenger transport executive, on a £300m transport system for Leeds. It will advise Metro on the powers needed to authorise the scheme, which is likely to require an order under the Transport and Works Act, […]

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Lovells launches South African outsourcing pilot

Lovells has embarked on a second major outsourcing project, with document production for its real estate practice currently being carried out in South Africa. The firm first experimented with outsourcing in 2007, when the document review process of a major litigation case was carried out by an outsourcing company in India (3 December 2007). Under […]

Camerons advises RWE on E.ON joint venture

CMS Cameron McKenna has been instructed by RWE on a long-term joint venture with E.ON that will see the German utilities build nuclear power stations in the UK. The energy companies have teamed up on a 50:50 basis to purchase and develop sites being sold by the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA), with a view to […]

Addleshaws, Muckle thrash out Officers Club rescue

Addleshaw Goddard and Muckle led the legal involvement in the administration and subsequent rescue of menswear retailer Officers Club. Addleshaw Goddard partner Andrew Smith was instructed by administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in late December when the company fell ­victim to the economic ­slowdown. PwC put the retail chain up for sale and its chief executive and […]

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Keystone Law

Keystone Law” class=”inline_image inline_image_left” src=”/pictures/web/images/15733_P7_keystone.jpg” />Despite the economic downturn straining many firms, the regenerated Keystone Law is in full swing. “There’s so much happening,” says managing ­partner James Knight. “We’re growing quicker than we ever have and we’re looking for more staff. Even commercial property is growing quickly. ” Formerly Lawyers Direct, the firm changed […]

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