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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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Norton rose in $200m samena fund launch

The finance team at Norton Rose has scored the lead role advising Samena Capital on the launch of its $200m (£108.25m) Special Situations Fund. The fund is based in the Cayman Islands and is structured as a limited partnership. It will focus on the opportunities ­created by privatisation, ­liberalisation and restructuring. The team was led […]

Camerons rejigs management in quest to match alliance

CMS Cameron McKenna has radically overhauled its management structure to pave the way for the firm’s UK expansion plans. Under the scheme, which was voted through this month, the firm will be governed by a single 15-member board, including up to nine elected members and six global practice group heads. Previously, Camerons operated both a […]

Dame Hazel becomes dean of UCL law

Star professor Dame Hazel Genn has been appointed as the new dean of University College London’s (UCL) law faculty. Genn, who has embarked on a five-year term as dean of the faculty, used to be professor of socio-legal studies and co-director of the Centre for Empirical Legal Studies at UCL. The impressive roster of past […]

Wall St woes: Shock and awe

There was still hope on Wall St yesterday that the US government’s $700bn financial sector bailout would eventually make it through the House of Representatives. The expectation is that a revised plan will be adopted, one way or another. “I was just over at one of our private equity clients who said it’s something that […]

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