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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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Energy: In at the deep ends

The expected decommissioning of projects in the North Sea will give UK Continental shelf industry a chance to gain experience it can market to the rest of the world. By Richard Cockburn Over the next decade operators in the North Sea are expected to spend billions of pounds removing hardware that has reached the end […]

Work Life Quiz: James Trafford, Wilsons

What was your first-ever job?Aged 17, working for a sailmaker. He was a world champion sailor and I idolised him. What was your worst experience as a trainee?Being handed suggestive notes by the post girl – I was so embarrassed I wanted to hide. Where’s the best place to go if you want to find […]

Top of the PEPs – Revenue Table

Top of the PEPs Revenue Table Top of the PEPs Revenue PEP Table REVENUE 20/07/07 Rank Firm Revenue PEP 1 Clifford Chance 1,194 1015 2 Linklaters 1,121 1294 3 Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer 986 1034 4 Allen & Overy 887 1025 5 DLA Piper 446 714 6 Lovells 425 599 7 Eversheds 356 502 8 Herbert […]

A&O and CMS advise on Metronet administration

Five UK firms have scooped key roles on the Metronet administration, which was launched earlier today. Five UK firms have scooped key roles on the Metronet administration, which was launched earlier today. Allen & Overy (A&O) has a scooped a key role on the administration, advising accounting firm Ernst & Young as the administrators. The […]

Brick Court builds up Norris defence

The campaign to stop businessman Ian Norris from being extradited to the US has just stepped up a gear. The bar’s undisputed big-hitter Jonathan Sumption QC of Brick Court Chambers has been seconded to Norris’s legal team as it gets ready to take the tycoon’s plight to the House of Lords. Sumption has joined an […]

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