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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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Conquering the US

The launch of Clifford Chance’s San Francisco office saw the profession’s biggest ever lateral hire CC makes lateral-hire history with mammoth raid on BrobeckThe award for most dramatic saga so far this year has to go to San Francisco-based Brobeck Phleger & Harrison. Clifford Chance Rogers & Wells plundered the West Coast firm for the […]

Inland Revenue pursues barristers for undeclared booty

Thousands of barristers face being investigated by the Inland Revenue for failing to declare their cash reserves for taxation According to the latest figures published in the BDO Stoy Hayward report on the 2001 survey of barristers’ chambers, only 14-15 per cent of chambers have made their surplus liable for tax. The Inland Revenue started […]

Virgin reviews panel after twelve months

In an extraordinarily proactive move, Virgin Group is reviewing its legal panel after just over a year While Virgin is not officially putting panel places out to tender until next year, the review could amount to “additions or dropoffs” of member firms. Virgin set up its 11-firm panel last May. Before then, it had a […]

Livingstone withdraws challenge to Tube PPP

Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has dropped his legal challenge to the Government’s public private partnership (PPP) plans for the London Underground Blackstone Chambers’ Lord Lester QC represented Livingstone at the High Court. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews 26 July

The whole truth?

Enronitis has caused a fever of anticipation – and dread – over new regulations to make corporate lawyers report client misdeeds to the powers that be. Jon Robins reports

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