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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 Europe

Over the last few years US firms have stormed into Europe with a host of mergers and lateral hires. Nicola Smith reports on what they’ve been up to this year, both at home and away HEADLINESShearman & Sterling in Germany strengthened its position in Asia by taking on high-profile corporate partner Andreas Diem, who has […]

Dentons loses Moscow chief to Chadbournes

Chadbourne & Parke has hired the head of Denton Wilde Sapte’s Moscow office Patrick Seferovich has joined the US firm as counsel in its Russia and CIS practice in Moscow. Seferovich’s practice focuses on corporate and finance matters for clients in the energy and utilities sector. At Dentons he has acted for gas company Gazprom […]

Schulte Roth launches London office

Schulte Roth & Zabel is to establish its first overseas office when it opens in London in September The New York-based firm will offer both US and UK law capability from a London office led by Daniel Shapiro. Shapiro was one of Schulte Roth’s founding partners. He will be joined by hedge fund specialist Christopher […]

A&O's US group kicks off M&A with SIIF Energies

Allen & Overy’s London US law group has completed its first M&A transaction A team led by partner Thomas Werlen advised SIIF Energies, a subsidiary of Electricité de France Group (EdF), on its acquisition of wind energy company EnXco Group.A&O expanded its US group to include M&A last year when it hired M&A partner Dan […]

They think it's all over… let's hope so

Sunday morning is not a time of the week that many of Tulkinghorn’s hard working protégés profess to seeing very often. After all, having worked hard all week, even journalists deserve the odd lie-in. Nevertheless, from 10am on 24 July, along with the sporting greats from the legal profession, they gathered together at Wembley five-a-side […]

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