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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.


CC appoints ‘people partner’ to aid career development

Clifford Chance has picked its first people partner to help drive forward the firm’s HR policy as well having overall responsibility for career development. New York employment partner Blair Soyster will take up her new full time global role from September. She will report to the managing partner David Childs. Childs said: “We believe that […]

Gazprom appoints new legal head in time for UK energy market drive

Gazprom Market and Trading, the UK subsidiary of the Russian natural gas giant, has appointed a new head of legal. New Zealander Jacqueline Hill joined the company as its general counsel last month. She replaced Carole Colley, who is understood to be taking a holiday. Hill joins Gazprom from EDF Energy, where she was a […]

What would an IPO be worth?

With that odd mixture of arrogance and insecurity, the most ambitious City partners are constantly comparing themselves with their rivals. It’s par for the course in an industry stuffed with type-A overachievers, and it’s at its most acute during the financial reporting season. So just imagine what they’ll be like when and if law firms […]

DWS partners fall in with Vinson’s and Fulbright’s expansion plans

Two former Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) energy partners have joined Texas-based energy giants. Fulbright & Jaworski has taken Mathew Kidwell from DWS’s Dubai office as the Texan firm looks to expand its Middle East oil and gas practice. Meanwhile, Texan rival Vinson & Elkins has continued its growth in London, taking Michael Doble as senior […]

Arnie in bid to terminate Orrick licensing row

It sounds like the plot for another bad Hollywood movie: Arnold Schwarzenegger on a mission to China, accompanied by, err, his lawyer. Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe chair and chief executive Ralph Baxter went with Schwarzenegger on a trade mission. But the pay-off for Orrick came when Schwarzenegger used his political muscle to write a reference […]

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