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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.

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Hot 100: Karen Todner, Kaim Todner

It was a year of triumph and tears for Kaim Todner managing director Karen Todner (scroll down for video interview) after she finally secured victory in Gary McKinnon’s high profile extradition case. Ten years in the making, Todner’s unswerving dedication to her client’s cause was vindicated on 16 October when Home Secretary Theresa May blocked […]

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Supreme Court confirms legal advice privilege is only for lawyers – so what now?

By Sue Thackeray, partner and Fiona Hinds senior associate, Finers Stephens Innocent This week the Supreme Court confirmed by a majority of five to two that legal advice privilege should not be extended to communication in connection with advice given by professional people other than lawyers. So what happens now? The immediate answer is there […]

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The Lawyer Hot 100 2013 unveiled

The Lawyer today names the lawyers who will shape the profession in 2013 in the eagerly anticipated Hot 100 feature. The full list, disclosed today (28 January), features transactional lawyers, litigators, in-house lawyers and the non-lawyer figures in the industry who have made a difference to the legal world over the past twelve months. They […]

SFC consults the market about increased responsibilities for listing sponsors

The Securities and Futures Commission (SFC) published its “Consultation Paper on the regulation of sponsors” on 9 May 2012. It is seeking views from the public about proposals concerning the conduct of sponsors in fulfilling their responsibilities in connection with new listings (including IPOs). Here we summarize the paper. Click on the link above to […]

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Supreme Court confirms legal advice privilege is only for lawyers – so what now?

By Sue Thackeray, partner and Fiona Hinds senior associate, Finers Stephens Innocent This week the Supreme Court confirmed by a majority of five to two that legal advice privilege should not be extended to communication in connection with advice given by professional people other than lawyers. So what happens now? The immediate answer is there […]

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