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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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The Lawyer Inquiry: Nigel Lipton

Nigel Lipton is a lecturer at the College of Law in London. Aged 34, he was born in London, and still lives there. What was your first job? Articled clerk. What was your first ever salary as a lawyer? u5,100. What would you have done if you hadn’t become a lawyer? Become self-employed – half […]

Flotations

Superframe Group was advised by Goodman Derrick in connection with its admission to the Official List and the placing of shares. Sponsor Keith Bayley Rogers & Co was advised by Bircham & Co.

In brief: Midlands correction

Our table of Midland firms (The Lawyer 4 April) omitted George Green & Co of Cradley Heath, which has 34 fee earners. Also missed out was Leamington Spa’s Blythe Liggins with 29 fee earners. In the same survey Wragge & Co’s principal areas of work should have included commercial property at 27 per cent.

In brief: Firm takes second Edwin Coe partner

London firm Edward Lewis has taken on public companies and corporate finance specialist Martin Thomas, the second partner to move over from Edwin Coe this year. The move follows the recruitment of Rob McKellar to the firm’s property group in January. Thomas, who deals in all aspects of corporate finance transactions, started in the company […]

Overseas posts feature in partnership appointments

MORE than one new partner in five appointed by a crop of leading law firms this year are based overseas. Some sources believe the figure reflects a trend in which UK firms are trying to open up fresh markets by expanding abroad. In the latest batch of appointments, eight firms have announced 81 new partners, […]

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