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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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Slaughters relocation boosts Paris finance

Slaughter and May will boost its Paris finance team this summer by relocating Andrew Maclean, who is currently on secondment at best friend Hengeler Mueller, to the French capital. Paris focuses on bank rather than borrowers work to a much greater extent than Slaughters’ core London finance practice. The firm’s managing partner Tim Clark said: […]

Altheimer’s international chairman quits after internal shake-up

Altheimer & Gray has been hit by the shock resignation of the chairman of its international practice. Louis Goldman, the partner primarily responsible for the firm’s expansion in Europe, has resigned as the Chicago firm continues its internal restructure. It is understood that it had already been decided that responsibility for the firm’s international expansion […]

Farrers picked to support Olympic bid team

Farrer & Co is anticipating an influx of work after the Government announced last week that it would back London’s bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games. The firm has been appointed as the official legal partner to the British Olympic Association (BOA), changing its longstanding relationship to an exclusive one. Under the new arrangement, […]

Opinion

In the 24 March issue of The Lawyer, there appeared a report on a very important piece of EU legislation about to be brought into force. That has now happened: the Insurers (Reorganisation and Winding Up) Directive was introduced in the UK on 20 April 2003, by means of the Insurers Reorganisation and Winding Up […]

Brick Court wins barrister from 2 Temple Gardens

Brick Court Chambers has recruited Tim Lord from 2 Temple Gardens. Lord has focused on personal injury and insurance work in the past, but has been signed to assist Brick Court with its banking and financial services work. He spent 10 years at 2 Temple Gardens after qualifying at Slaughter and May.

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