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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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Ex-Law Soc president's fury over PC postal vote

The Law Society has been strongly criticised by former president Robert Sayer over its handling of a postal ballot on the proposed rise in the Practising Certificate (PC) fee The postal ballot sent out last week asks members to vote for or against a resolution presented at the AGM by former president Robert Sayer calling […]

Matthew Arnold

A new office and a place on Barclays’ panel sees Matthew Arnold expanding In July, Watford-based Matthew Arnold & Baldwin moved into a 1,600sq ft four-storey open-plan office. It might not be Canary Wharf, but it is a long way from the previous five small offices spread across three Victorian buildings.The new premises, along with […]

Ashursts ally in league with Milosevic

Ashurst Morris Crisp’s Italian e-alliance firm Studio Legale Sutti has agreed a merger with the Serbian firm which is heavily involved in the defence of former Yugoslav president Slobodan Milosevic for war crimes. Sutti, which has offices in London and Tokyo, has just signed a memorandum of understanding with the leading Belgrade firm, called Fila. […]

Are you sure he said 'fat'?

Rarely has Mrs Tulkinghorn been as interested in a case as she is in the possibility of David Ginola taking his Aston Villa FC boss to court for harassment.The French footballer – who is worth a whole lot more than the couple of quid a bottle of the shampoo he advertises costs – is considering […]

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