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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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Morgan Lewis – UK 100

UK/global turnover: £9.5m/£385m UK/global PEP: £640,000/£503,000 UK/global revenue per lawyer: £365,000/£362,000 UK revenue per partner/equity partner: £1m/£1.9m Global revenue per equity partner: £1.9m UK/global number of partners: 5(9)/204 UK/global number of lawyers: 26/1,063 UK number of staff: 16 plus six from an outsourcing company. UK/global leverage ratio: 1:4.2/1:4.2 UK equity partner to staff ratio: 1:3.2 […]

Bond Pearce – UK 100

Turnover: £36.8m Profit per equity partner: £210,000 Equity spread: £164,000-£233,000 Net profit: £9.3m Profit margin: 25 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: Average of £96,000 for fixed share partners. Revenue per lawyer: £158,000 Revenue per partner: £603,000 Revenue per equity partner: £1,022,000 Cost per lawyer: £118,000 Profit per lawyer: £40,000 No of partners: 61 No of […]

Campbell Hooper – Rising 50 – 2005

Turnover: £9.5m Revenue per partner: £380,000 Revenue per lawyer: £193,900 Total number of partners: 25 Total number of fee-earners: 63 Total number of fee-earners (excluding consultants, paralegals, trainees etc): 49 Total number of support staff: 47 Office: London Equity structure: Merit Core business: Construction, commercial property, company commercial (including key areas of employment and media), […]

DLA Piper launches French securities team

DLA Piper Rudnick Gray Cary has opened a French securities practice with a lawyer from Herbert Smith. Anne Maréchal, previously an of counsel at Herbert Smith Paris, joins DLA Piper as a partner. She brings with her two associates. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com, 11 January

White & Case – UK 100

UK/global turnover: £51.9m/£495m UK/global PEP: £535,000/£616,000 UK/global revenue per lawyer: £300,000/£319,000 UK revenue per partner/equity partner: £1.3m/£1.7m Global revenue per equity partner: £2m UK/global number of partners: 31(41)/238 UK/global number of lawyers: 173/1,552 UK number of staff: 151 UK/global leverage ratio: 1:4.5/1:5.5 UK equity partner to staff ratio: 1:4.8 Equity structure: Modified lockstep. Billable hours […]

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