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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.


Six firms land places on roster following Network Rail review

Network Rail has completed a review of its external counsel, appointing six firms. Negotiations are still taking place between Network Rail and its advisers, but Addleshaw Goddard, Bircham Dyson Bell, Lovells and Thomas Eggar are understood to have secured panel spots. Simmons & Simmons, a long-time adviser to Network Rail, is in danger of losing […]

Mixed messages

A call to a lawyer at Mishcons on Wednesday 7 June found only a voicemail message that said: “I am now away from the office until 22 May.” Presumably 2007?

Fending off the Reit

Demand for property investments in Jersey and Guernsey is likely to remain high, particularly for those investors seeking tax savings and greater flexibility, says Michaela Hamilton It is easy to forget that long before the boom in offshore property investment structures caused by seeding relief for stamp duty land tax, Jersey and Guernsey property unit […]

Going global

The ever-increasing globalisation of the corporate and financial markets has provided new challenges for offshore law firms as they compete to give clients the services they want and expect. The result has been a change in the offshore landscape. There are two schools of thought at offshore firms about the best way to react to […]

Olswang’s lofty property ambitions leave the firm with much to prove

Can Olswang’s property practice justify its claims to high standing in London, asks David Middleton Olswang’s lofty property ambitions leave the firm with much to prove” />Olswang chief executive Jonathan Goldstein has declared his firm to have “one of the top-three property practices in London” (The Lawyer, 1 May 2006). It was a bold and […]

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