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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.


Cripps shakes up leadership to create four new departments

South East firm Cripps Harries Hall has revamped its internal leadership structure with the creation of four new departments. The firm has installed groups covering property, development, corporate and private client and has appointed new heads to lead each department. Cripps managing partner Jonathan Denny said: “This reorganisation is all about creating a modern and […]

Image scrimmage

In a bid to update its image, Macfarlanes has hung a collection of unusual photographs in its new Cursitor Street offices. The premises, which opened last week, will be used for client and partner meetings. In classic Macfarlanes style, the interior is decked out in reserved black and grey. Clients will also enjoy state-of-the-art meeting […]


It is that time again in the economic cycle when things look a great deal more turbulent and the legal market starts to feel the pinch, leading firms to scrutinise their business practices with a view to tightening up processes – with ‘streamlining’ and ‘profitability’ the buzzwords of the day. A firm’s partner structure and […]

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