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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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Foot Anstey had another strong year in 2006-07, posting a growth in turnover of 11 per cent to £16m. Average profit per equity partner at the West Country firm performed even better, rising by 24 per cent to £182,000, with a net profit of £3.6m. The equity spread last year ran from £137,000 to £227,000. […]

Lovells’ smokers put out

With less than two days to go until England becomes a smoke-free zone, City law firm Lovells is being forced to close the doors on its smoking room for the last time. The firm has housed a designated room for smokers at its Atlantic House headquarters since moving into the building in 2000. However, under […]

ILaw tells clients to name their price for legal work

Niche IP firm iLaw has launched an offensive on City IP practices with a new initiative whereby clients dictate the fees they pay. The firm wants to lure top clients away from firms charging between £400 and £700 an hour for a partner’s time by allowing the client to pay what they think the matter […]

That sinking feeling

On Monday (25 June) The Lawyer revealed that Irwin Mitchell was one of the growing legion of UK law firms that may seek a stock market listing in the post-Clementi era. But what’s this? Last week Tulkinghorn heard rumours that Irwin Mitchell has already beaten all of its rivals to that aim, although perhaps not […]

Eversheds raid forces Weil to axe Brussels office

Eversheds has beefed up its Brussels presence with the addition of a team of lawyers that includes the head of Weil Gotshal & Manges‘ local office, M&A partner Stanislas De Peuter. De Peuter’s exit spells the official closure of Weil’s Brussels operation. Also joining Eversheds is Ignaas Behaeghe, head of tax at Brussels firm Lawfort, […]

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