Latest Briefings

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.


One for all

Calls for a merger of the Chancery Division and the Commercial Court have right – and the interests of litigants – on their side, says Lawrence Cohen QC The Chancery Division moving into a business court is a one-way street leading to the inevitable conclusion that there ought to be a merger of commercial and […]

2Birds wraps up Lane & Partners merger

Bird & Bird has boosted its corporate and litigation practices, sealing a merger with 30-lawyer London firm Lane & Partners. The merger will boost Bird & Bird’s London dispute resolution practice to more than 100 lawyers and will add at least £8m to the firm’s bottom line. Lane & Partners had more than 30 lawyers […]


Heyday: the end of the beginning

Yesterday the advocate-general to the European Court of Justice rejected the first major challenge to the right of employers to make people retire at 65. The Heday case, brought by the charity Age Concern, has been running since 2006 to clarify the laws governing age discrimination around retirement. Just occasionally the prospect of a significant […]

Heller Ehrman up for grabs

Heller Ehrman up for grabs 26 September 2008Some usual suspects are circling Heller Ehrman as the fire sale of its various practices kicked off in earnest after news of the West Coast firm’s dissolution. Some usual suspects are circling Heller Ehrman as the fire sale of its various practices kicked off in earnest after news […]

The style counsel

Tulkinghorn has often been described as dapper, even wearing nothing but a smoking jacket and a smile. But solicitors and barristers alike have been taking style to new levels. Tulkinghorn has learnt that the lawyers at ­Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and the barristers of 39 Essex Street have made it into Maxim’s list of the top […]

Recruit legal talent

Get your role in front of over 300,000 legal professionals when you advertise with The Lawyer. Our team of experts provide bespoke solutions to help solve all your recruitment challenges.

Find out more