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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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Stadlen takes seat on bench

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) today (28 September) confirmed that Fountain Court barrister Nicholas Stadlen QC is to join the High Court bench. Stadlen, who was called to the bar in 1976 and took silk in 1991, has been assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division by the Lord Chief Justice. The big-hitting silk is the […]

Bingham advises Northern Rock creditors

Bingham McCutchen has secured a high-profile mandate advising the creditors of Northern Rock on protecting their interests throughout the bank’s crisis. Bingham’s team, which is led by restructuring partner Barry Russell, is advising a group of bondholders that hold the bank’s tier 2 debt. Russell is well placed to handle the job: in 2004 The […]

Cohen Milstein mulls UK’s first class action

Class action law firm Cohen Milstein Hausfeld & Toll is considering kick-starting the first collective action in the UK with a case against supermarkets and dairies for price-fixing. The firm is looking to recover around £270m for consumers after the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) last week estimated this was how much customers were out […]

Planning woes

For the West Midlands, and Birmingham in particular, a great deal hangs on the outcome of the Government’s deliberations on the planning gain supplement. For the West Midlands in general, and Birmingham in particular because of its massive Eastside development project, a great deal hangs on the outcome of the Government’s deliberations on the introduction […]

Mishcon boosts headcount with five hires

Mishcon de Reya has bolstered its associate and assistant numbers with five appointments. Simon Noonoo has joined the firm as an associate in the real estate team from Berwin Leighton Paisner. Alisa Kaysner has joined from CHI & Partners as an associate and will work in the corporate commercial group. Michelle Kennedy has also joined […]

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