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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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Ashurst wins starring role in TV selloff

Ashurst has advised investors in Sparrowhawk Holdings on the disposal of a global portfolio of pay TV channels to NBC Universal. Corporate partner Andrew McMillan led the team acting for 3i Group, Providence Equity Partners, UK television executive David Elstein and the other shareholders of Sparrowhawk. Employee benefits partner Barbara Allen, employment partner Caroline Carter, […]

All about Eve

Tulkinghorn does love those anonymous emails. Such as this beauty, which popped into his inbox recently: “Allen & Overy, Baker & McKenzie and Clifford Chance have all agreed to give their staff an extra day of paid leave on Christmas Eve, which falls on a Monday this year. “What other firms, apart from Herbert Smith, […]

Growing confidence

Addleshaw Goddard has established itself as one of the UK’s biggest national firms. Now it has even loftier ambitions Name: Mark JonesFirm: Addleshaw GoddardTitle: Managing partnerFirm turnover: £176.7mTotal number of lawyers: 621 Mark Jones’s CVEducation: Trinity Hall, Cambridge, law degree Work history:1977-79: Trainee, Booth & Co1979-83: Associate, Booth & Co 1983: Partner, Booth & Co […]

German and French tie-up to fill Euro tax gap

French law firm Francois Sagasser & Associés is merging with Germany’s Hemmelrath & Partners to create a cross-border European tax law firm. The firm, dubbed Arccus Partners, is due to launch in mid-September and will include other specialist tax advisers based in Barcelona, Madrid and Milan. A spokesman said François Sagasser wanted to create the […]

Slater & Gordon posts first post-float results

Australia firm Slater & Gordon, which made history earlier this year by floating on the Australian Stock Exchange, has exceeded its profit forecast of A$9.1m (£3.74m) for the year ended June, posting an actual figure of A$10.7m (£4.39m). This performance was achieved on the back of a revenue of A$61.9m (£25.4m), which managing director Andrew […]

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