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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.


Amerada Hess

Amerada Hess makes £2.4bn bid for UK independent oil company Lasmo. Amerada Hess advised by Goldman Sachs, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer (Tim Emmerson) and White & Case (Timothy Goodell). Lasmo represented by Slaughter and May (Simon Phillips), Sullivan & Cromwell (Richard Morrissey), Schroder Salomon Smith Barney, Cazenove & Co and UBS Warburg.


Canary Wharf in £1bn real estate construction loan facility – the largest ever in the UK. Eurohypo AG London

Norton Rose Bag Bulgarian Tender

Norton Rose formed a consortium with Deloitte & Touche and Thomas & Associes and beat off competition from six other consortia to triumph in a competitive tendering process. The team will advise the National Electricity Company of Bulgaria on the establishment of three new power plants which will replace the ageing – and potentially dangerous […]

A VIEW from Sweden

It may come as a surprise to those of you who remain under the impression that all Sweden has to offer is Abba and saunas, but Sweden is at the very forefront of the new economy. According to a recent survey by World Times Information, Sweden is top of the table, just ahead of the […]

Kemp & Co Announce Bumper Turnover Increase

Turnover increased from £0.8m to £1.4m at the City based firm, which this week announced the launch of two new practice areas. Sarah Porter was poached from Eversheds at the beginning of this month and will head up the new employment group as partner. Lucy Vernall is being made up to become the firm’s first […]

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