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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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Malta: Cruise control

From securitisations to shipping, compared with the rest of the EU Malta is making the most of its rude health by attracting increasing international work The financial crisis has been kinder to some countries than others. One of those that has arguably been among the main beneficiaries is Malta. Last year saw the Malta International […]

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Withers to pay £100k plus costs over negligent Chelsea garden advice

Withers has been ordered to pay £100,000 to a former client after the High Court found it had been negligent in advice over a Chelsea property purchase. RPC senior associate Caroline Shiffner instructed Hailsham Chambers’ Michael Pooles QC to defend the long-running claim in which judgment was handed down yesterday. Mr Justice Newey accepted submissions […]

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Taylor Wessing has added Neale Downes to its global finance team as a partner in Dubai. Move of the week: He follows partners Elisabeth Gaunt from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe and Ross Caldwell from Dundas & Wilson, both London-based. Downes has left Trowers & Hamlins’ Bahrain office, where he was a partner and head of […]

Tulkinghorn: Reggae for business

The arrival of QualitySolicitors on TV screens across the country has divided the profession, with some scoffing at the firm’s attempt to reach out to the consumer audience. What would they know? In the modern world it is a catchy tune that can prick the ears, a trick not missed by QualitySolicitors. Thanks to Rachel […]

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