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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.


Dewey raids Milbank for key Latin American team

Dewey & LeBoeuf has strengthened its Latin American practice after hiring a corporate and securities team from Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. Michael Fitzgerald has joined the firm as chairman of the Dewey’s Latin American practice and corporate securities groups, and will be global co-chair of its corporate finance practice. The corporate and securities lawyer […]

Marjorie Nunez

Lex Caribbean

Lex Caribbean was launched in 1997 in Barbados, but it is only since 1 July 2000, when the firm merged with Trinidad and Tobago’s De Nobriga Inniss & Co, that it really hit its stride. “We wanted to be the first truly integrated, pan-Caribbean commercial law firm in terms of structure and pay,” says Marjorie […]

Michael Greville

Turnover and PEP up at Watson Farley

Watson Farley & Williams saw turnover grow by 11 per cent over the 2010-11 financial year with average profit per equity partner (PEP) rising by 2.2 per cent. At the end of the financial year the firm’s turnover stood at £88.8m, up from £80.2m the previous year. Following the 2.2 per cent rise PEP went […]

Take That: highlight my fire

Tulkinghorn: There’s a plaice for us…

There always seemed to be something fishy about SJ Berwin’s managing partner election last autumn, and now ­Tulkinghorn can reveal what it was. Rob Day, elected in October after trailing in the first round of voting, used flagrant blackmail to batter his chances of ­eventual ­triumph by ­putting fish and chips at partner ­conferences at […]

Milbank’s Latin losses

How about this for a trend reversal? Dewey has just raided Milbank for a bunch of four partners, including heavyweight Michael Fitzgerald (see story). Over the past few months, thanks to its record year financially in 2010, Milbank has been hiring lawyers like Premier League footballers hiring superinjunction specialists. For once, the direction is the […]

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