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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.


Indian merger creates Delhi and Mumbai heavyweight

Two of India’s largest law firms have merged, creating one of the few firms with a strong presence in Delhi and Mumbai. AY Chitale & Associates from Delhi and Karkhanis & Associates of Mumbai have merged to create India Law Services. The merged firm will have 45 lawyers, including five equity partners, spread fairly evenly […]

Jacksons’ core areas to go it alone

North East firm Jacksons has split its core areas of business into two new firms. The firm’s insurance practice will be spun-off into a separate practice comprising managing partner Richard Clarke and six other partners. The firm’s commercial and private client practice will have 10 partners, including senior partner Kevin Fletcher. Clarke said: “The benefit […]

4 Essex Court boosts commercial by four

The chambers of 4 Pump Court has been hit by the loss of three tenants, including respected commercial specialist Lindsay Boswell QC, to shipping and commercial chambers 4 Essex Court, which has also hired the eminent Littleton Chambers silk Julian Malins QC. The hires, which bring the number of tenants to 44, including 13 silks, […]

Watson Farley lures two from Weil Gotshal, Paris

Watson Farley & Williams Paris has hired with two partners, Gilles Cervoni and Lucien Rapp, from the new Paris office of Weil Gotshal & Manges. The departures come only five months after Weil Gotshal merged with Serra Leavy & Cazals, where Cervoni and Rapp were both partners. First revealed on, 19 May

Dechert scoops 2003’s first UK biotech IPO

Dechert has advised on the first biotech IPO to get away in the UK this year. London partner David Vogel led the team that advised Yesterday BioProgress plc on its admission to AIM. The company’s subsidiary BioProgress Technology International Inc was previously listed on the US’s Over the Counter Bulletin Board, but as part of […]

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