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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.


Under-fire Sonsini instructs Bush lawyer for HP hearing

Silicon Valley’s legendary technology lawyer Larry Sonsini, name partner of Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati, has hired one of the country’s leading white collar crime lawyers as he comes under fire for his role in the Hewlett Packard (HP) leaks scandal. Sonsini has instructed Akin Gump Strauss Hauer Feld’s leading white-collar litigation partner Michael Madigan, […]

US firms storm German market

US firms have made the most impact in the German legal market compared with their UK and German rivals, according to last year’s financial results published by Juve Rechtsmarkt magazine. The German operation of Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (MBR&M) has seen a 25.3 per cent increase in revenue per fee-earner (RPE) to E1.56m (£1.05m), […]

Amlin high-flyer joins Stewarts

Amlin general counsel James Healy-Pratt is leaving the insurer to join niche litigation firm Stewarts as its new head of aviation litigation. Healy-Pratt joined Amlin in 2000 as its first in-house lawyer, specialising initially in aviation insurance before his role broadened to encompass the insurer’s marine, property and casualty businesses. He will build up an […]

The work-life quiz Jeremy Hoyland

Name: Jeremy Hoyland Firm: Simmons & Simmons Position: Head of international financial markets Education: High Storrs Comprehensive, Sheffield; Durham University; Nottingham Polytechnic Lives: Highgate, London Work history: 1989: Joined Simmons as a trainee 1991: Qualified 1997: Made salaried partner 1998: Relocated to Hong Kong to establish the international finance group 2001: Moved back to London […]

Wragges lands Praemium mandate

Wragges lands Praemium mandate” />Birmingham-based Wragge & Co has bagged the role of UK adviser to listed Australian portfolio administrator Praemium. Wragges’ funds and financial team will advise Praemium on its entry to the UK market, led by financial services director and head of the funds and financial team William Brewis. Brewis will work with […]

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