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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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CSFB nabs Davis Polk partner

New York firm Davis Polk & Wardwell is losing one of its leading securities litigation partners to Credit Suisse First Boston (CSFB).

Case study: DMH

Art can play an important role within law firms as: A device for reminding people about the values and aims of the company A stimulus for creative thinking A visual counterpoint to ever increasing technology in the workplace An opportunity for educating and involving staff in art An opportunity to involve staff in their working […]

Dotcom crisis forces Valley law firms to ditch hundreds

Silicon Valley giant Cooley Godward is laying off 86 lawyers in the biggest move yet to result from the collapse of corporate work. The cutbacks follow months of speculation over which Valley firm would be the first to buckle under the pressure of a disappearing technology market. But figures compiled by local legal publication The […]

Minters brand spreads over Asia

The Minter Ellison brand name has swallowed up three firms in New Zealand, Thailand and on the Australian Gold Coast. As part of a move to integrate associate firms and strengthen its regional brand, Rudd Watts & Stone in Auckland, Wellington, Matzger McGregor in Bangkok and Witheriff Nyst on the Gold Coast have now assumed […]

DLA takes pro bono to Midlands and Liverpool

DLA is rolling out its legal pro bono scheme to the West Midlands and Liverpool. The Birmingham scheme will launch on 5 September and the Liverpool project is set to start at the end of October.Birmingham managing partner Chris Rawstron and Liverpool managing partner Michael Prince will run the schemes. Both offices will have partners […]

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