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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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Real Estate and projects

Capital & Regional in joint venture with Hermes Property Unit Trust to acquire two sites from Hermes for £35m. Capital & Regional advised by DJ Freeman (Jonathan Martin) and Fladgate Fielder (Eammon Cannon). Hermes Property Unit Trust advised by SJ Berwin (Simon Rose).

Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Geneva Technology merges with Ohio-based Convergys Corporation in deal worth $700m (£482m). Geneva Technology advised by Brobeck Hale and Dorr (Tom Kellerman) and Simmons & Simmons (Charles Fuller). Convergys advised by Simpson Thacher & Bartlett (Alan Klein) and Frost Brown Todd (Neil Ganulin). Financial adviser Salomon Smith Barney advised by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton […]

Mayhew hire sparks FSA overhaul

The Financial Services Authority’s (FSA) legal provision is to be overhauled following the appointment of Clifford Chance partner David Mayhew as leading advocate. Long-serving litigation partner Mayhew, who is also a solicitor advocate, will join the FSA in May. He is one of three senior counsel who will head the FSA’s internal legal provision. He […]

HSBC demands global discount from City firms

Firms on the panel of HSBC Holdings could scoop a huge influx of international work after being accepted as the client’s preferred global advisers. Each firm had to submit a tender to Bennett outlining their discount proposals before they were accepted. The eight firms used by HSBC in London were asked to pitch to the […]

Tite & Lewis takes on second finance partner

Tite & Lewis, the law firm associated with accountants Ernst & Young, is taking on a second finance partner, this time from US firm LeBoeuf Lamb Greene & MacRae. Asset finance partner Paul Flood specialises in transport sector deals, particularly in aircraft and rolling stock, which Tite & Lewis says fits well with its client […]

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