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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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Law Society slams EU money laundering law

The Law Society is lobbying the European Union (EU) to change its “heavy-handed” redrafting of the money laundering directive. The 1991 EU Directive on Money Laundering is being updated to include all lawyers, as well as widen the scope of illegal activities it covers. It currently only applies to lawyers involved in investment and focuses […]

Addleshaws recruits ex-Denton Wilde ace

Addleshaw Booth & Co is launching an assault on J Sainsbury’s property work with the recruitment of Denton Wilde Sapte senior equity partner Clive Jenkins. Both Denton Wilde Sapte and Addleshaws are on J Sainsbury’s panel for commercial property work, along with CMS Cameron McKenna. But Jenkins was the contact partner for the work at […]

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Kristian Wiggert

Morrision & Foerster golden boy Kristian Wiggert, the new London office managing partner, may appear unassuming, shy even. Claire Smith meets the man whose image belies his professionalism The new managing partner at the London office of San Francisco firm Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) looks absolutely terrified when faced with a journalist. Kristian Wiggert is […]

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