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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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SocGen looks to Herbert Smith for advice on Mach funding package

Herbert Smith has won its first ever acquisition finance mandate from Société Générale (SocGen). Herbert Smith was instructed alongside Dutch ally Stibbe to advise SocGen on a €215m (£118.1m) funding package for Luxembourg-based telecoms company Mach. Mach is owned by Advent International and Providence Equity Partners, which will use the finance to acquire Danish telecoms […]

White & Case taps Siemens for Frankfurt expansion

White & Case is continuing to grow its Frankfurt office by recruiting a former in-house litigator from German conglomerate Siemens. Wolfgang Mollenhoff, who was also previously a lawyer with Linklaters Oppenhoff & Radler before his time at Siemens which he joined in 2000, will move to White & Case as a partner. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer […]

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FCO fights child abduction with human rights overhaul

The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) has extended an existing panel on human rights to include child abduction cases. Members of the panel, made up of three solicitors and three barristers with family law expertise, will work on a pro bono basis when required to help UK nationals involved in child abduction cases. Those appointed […]

White & Case Italy targets Morano for rebuilding plan

White & Case is attempting to reinvigorate its Italian operation by taking on the name partner of Milan independent Morano e Associati. The US firm is in advanced talks with Alberto Morano, a private equity and acquisition finance specialist and managing partner of the Milan-based boutique. While no deal has yet been finalised, it is […]

Opinion

The new money laundering regime continues to throw up practical problems for those practising in the financial services sector and for their clients. What has emerged is the difference between the theoretical requirement to send in a suspicious activity report and the irate client who does not take long to work out who it is […]

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