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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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Martineau Johnson: Lateral thinking

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Three-way fight for Lastminute position

Lastminute.com has asked three firms to pitch for its general commercial work to support its three-lawyer in-house function. Lastminute.com legal director Sanjay Lobo told The Lawyer that Herbert Smith, Kemp Little and Pinsent Masons had all been invited to tender to be the company’s general commercial adviser. The holiday and leisure dotcom, which has an […]

Appeal Court sets world freezing order rules

The Court of Appeal has outlined a set of guidelines on enforcing world freezing orders, or Mareva orders, after noting that no appeal court had dealt with them before. The eight rules will be referred to as the Dadourian Guidelines, named after Dadourian Group International, the successful respondent in the appeal. They can be found […]

Chapter of American Inns lands in London

The first international Chapter of the American Inns of Court (AIC) was launched in London last week, expanding transatlantic dialogue yet further. The new chapter of the AIC received its charter from AIC executive director David Carey on 10 April at Middle Temple Hall. Similar to the UK Inns of Court, the AIC aims to […]

Camerons partner joins Informa as first in-houser

Publisher Informa has appointed its first general counsel, picking CMS Cameron McKenna relationship partner John Burton. Publisher Informa has appointed its first general counsel, picking CMS Cameron McKenna relationship partner John Burton. Burton has been Informa’s key outside counsel for a number of years. He advised the company on its $1.4bn (£800m) acquisition of US conference organiser IIR in […]

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