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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.


Artists Corner

Manches & Co has taken delivery of an unusual piece of office furniture – a wooden sculpture of a coat on a peg. The sculpture, by Italian Neil Benson, was a gift from the firm’s auditors, Lewis Golden & Co. Manches senior partner Alasdair Simpson is pictured (left) receiving the sculpture from Neil Benson, of […]


David Green, the criminal barrister at 18 Red Lion Court responsible for the garden in its front courtyard, has scooped the annual Miller Award for the best new floral feature in the City. The trophy, awarded by the City of London corporation and the Worshipful Company of Gardeners, will be presented by the Mayor of […]


Brigid Rentoul of Linklaters advised Orange on its $996m US registered offering of high-yield debt. Allen & Overy advised the underwriters. Shearman & Sterling was Orange’s US legal advisers and Sullivan & Cromwell was US legal adviser to the underwriters.

Cultural and legal diversity is worth more than the tourist trap

Martin Bowley QC says that conventions offer an ideal opportunity to gain a fresh perspective of the issues that concern the profession Flying transatlantic last week on my way back from my eighth ABA annual meeting in Toronto, I pondered Chris Fogarty’s question in The Lawyer: “What’s in it for legal convention freaks like you?” […]

Matchmaker on a mission

Andrew Daws Andrew Daws has the challenging task of finding a suitable law firm for Ernst & Young to link up with. As Philip Hoult discovers, it is a job he relishes. SITTING in Andrew Daws’ eighth floor office at Ernst & Young’s headquarters near Waterloo station, it is difficult not to feel a little […]

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