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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.


Lathams opens in Virginia as part of high-tech boom

US firm Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson is adding an extra dimension to its national securities and enforcement practice with the appointment of a former Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) director. Carmen Lawrence will join the New York Office as a partner on 1 September. Washington practice head Dixie Johnson and Lawrence will jointly […]

The City is the nucleus of the modern world

I do not think I want my ashes scattered in Moorgate, although there are worse places. The street certainly has endurance. Seen through the rain-smeared window of a cab, it doesn’t look much different from the way it did nearly 40 years ago when I walked down it on the way to my interview for […]

Top five UK firms smash profits per partner records

City lawyers have more chance of earning a million with UK firms than with US firms – despite the Americans’ much-vaunted recruitment drive. Only two City lawyers at US firms are understood to earn more than a million pounds – Andrew Wilkinson at Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft, and William Charnley at McDermott Will & Emery. […]

Magic circle partners net £1m

Magic circle partners have broken the £1m profits barrier for the first time. The top partners at Slaughter and May and Allen & Overy will each enjoy profits of over £1m for the financial year 1999-2000, reflecting the boom in premium City work. Slaughter and May posted revenues of some £243m, with profits ranging from […]

Set for a fight

One Essex Court has long been revered as the country’s leading set of commercial chambers. Its tenants are among the most highly-rated and highly-paid barristers currently at the bar, but they are leaving at an alarming rate. Matheu Swallow investigates One Essex Court has for so long symbolised all that is progressive about the commercial […]

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