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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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Skadden brings in Chicago ace for Moscow post

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has appointed joint heads for Moscow, drafting in Chicago-based project finance and M&A specialist Dmitri Kovalenko. He will become European counsel and co-head of the office along with resident lawyer Alexey Kiyashko. Partner Pranav Trivedi will continue to split his time between London and Moscow, advising on international corporate […]

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Maitland hit with exit on cusp of finalising merger

Maitland Chambers has been hit with a rare departure as a senior trust barrister makes a move to XXIV Old Buildings. David Brownbill is set to join his new set on 2 August. He recently acted on one of the world’s largest fraud cases, the Grupo Torras litigation, and is an attorney of the Turks […]

Dickson Minto posts turnover hike as private equity revives

Dickson Minto has posted a strong set of year-end figures, reporting a 30 per cent rise in income for the last financial year. The 15-partner private equity boutique notched up more than £8m in profits for 2003-04, with turnover rising by 29.7 per cent to around £24m, compared with £18.5m in the previous financial year. Sources said […]

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