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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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Bird & Bird recruits for Madrid launch

The technology firm’s new Spanish office, its thirteenth base, is headed by Javier Fernández-Samaniego, a former Linklaters managing associate and head of Linklaters’ IT and communications (ITC) team in Madrid, who joins as a partner

Lovells streamlines management

Lovells is radically overhauling its international executive in a move that will result in the number of partners sitting on the City firm’s main leadership body being slashed. According to well placed sources, the executive, which currently includes the heads of Lovells’ five practice streams, will be reduced to four with the head of the […]

Linklaters ramps up Amsterdam

Linklaters has continued its campaign to develop a notable Dutch practice by raiding former ally and local market leader Nauta Dutilh to hire corporate partner Peter Goes. Goes’ appointment to the Amsterdam office is the fourth notable addition to the firm’s Dutch arm in the last 18 months. It follows high-profile appointments such as Martijn […]

Careers: People

Milwaukee firm Foley & Lardner has appointed Carl Rosenfield as of counsel in the health law department. Rosenfield, who joins the Boston office from private practice, previously served as deputy general counsel and advocacy office director for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Atlanta firm King & Spalding has appointed a new partner to its […]

Addleshaws scoops Lovells corporate partner

Addleshaw Goddard has bolstered its corporate practice with the hire Lovells partner Charles Penney. Penney, who is joining Addleshaws London office as a partner, has been a partner at Lovells since 1990. He was also secretary to the Takeover Panel between 1992 and 1994 and resident managing partner of Lovells’ New York office between 1999 […]

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