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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.


Milbank secures go-ahead for Beijing office

Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy has launched an office in Beijing to boost its Asian presence. Milbank announced its decision to launch an office in Beijing, first revealed by The Lawyer (30 January), after the closure of its 10-lawyer Silicon Valley office. The Beijing office, which was initially planned to launch in March, will be […]

DLA Piper boosts Norway with dual GC hire

DLA Piper has boosted its Oslo office with the hire of two general counsels. Fredrik Lykke, general counsel at Norwegian telecommunications company Telenor, joins as a corporate partner. Hans Christian Brodtkorb joins as a partner in the real estate and construction group from NCC Construction. Brodtkorb said DLA’s Oslo office would expand further due to […]

Hammonds bolsters tax with DLA hire

Hammonds has strengthened its tax offering with the hire of a tax accountant from DLA Piper. Michael McCormack joins Hammonds as a director of tax, having previously worked for Ernst & Young and the Irish Revenue before DLA Piper. McCormack will advise Hammonds’ clients on corporate and commercial tax issues, as well as helping the […]

Tax barristers emerge as bar’s biggest earners

The exclusive list of top earners at the bar was unveiled over the summer (The Lawyer, 21 August), and the big news this year was that tax barristers are doing phenomenally well. They work in a narrow and complicated field and need detailed, up-to-date legal knowledge. They also benefit from doing more advisory work than […]

Former Shearman finance head joins Taylor Wessing

Former Shearman & Sterling securitisation specialist Marke Raines hasresurfaced at the London office of Taylor Wessing. Raines left Shearman in March 2005. He said he had had “a career break” ofjust over a year before deciding to return to the law. The move follows the hire last month of Graham Wedlake, a former BarlowLyde & […]

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