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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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Freshfields and Linklaters scoop work on joint Babcock takeover

Linklaters scoop work on joint Babcock takeover” />Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters have secured lead advisory roles on a potential joint takeover bid for Babcock International. The firms are acting for BAE Systems and VT Group respectively, which have been considering a joint bid for Babcock since mid-March. Babcock shareholders have said they would consider […]

Linklaters hires two to bolster Paris restructuring practice

Linklaters’ French restructuring practice has been given a boost by the appointment of two new partners from French firm Sonier Poulain & Associés. Linklaters‘ French restructuring practice has been given a boost by the appointment of two new partners from French firm Sonier Poulain & Associés. Aymar de Mauléon de Bruyères and Cécile Dupoux join the […]

Latham appoints Moyle as London managing partner

US firm Latham & Watkins has appointed IT and outsourcing partner Andrew Moyle as its London managing partner. US firm Latham & Watkins has appointed IT and outsourcing partner Andrew Moyle as its London managing partner. Moyle replaces David Miles, who has been appointed to the firm’s executive committee, as reported on www.thelawyer. com (10 April). The firm’s chairman and managing partner Bob Dell […]

Fox Williams shocked as founding partner resigns

Fox Williams‘ legendary founding partner Ronnie Fox is to leave the firm at the end of this month. The news, first revealed on www.thelawyer.com (13 April), has surprised many in the partnership and employment law field, where Fox has built up a solid reputation during his years in practice. The firm refused to give details […]

Delivering the right package

Putting thought and effort into tailoring a benefits package will ultimately pay off. By Diana Palmer Recruitment and retention of high-calibre professional staff are among the main challenges facing HR managers in today’s market, and the legal sector is no exception. While the drive to attract and keep the best staff is paramount, there is […]

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