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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.


Insolvency start-up firm Scott Wilkes opts for LLP status as business opens

Scott Wilkes, the commercial litigation and insolvency firm established by breakaway Hammonds partner Robert Scott, and which opens today (30 September), has set up as a limited liability partnership (LLP) The three-partner firm has opted for LLP status, said Scott, because that is what he would advise his own clients in non-legal partnerships to do.LLPs […]

Ward Hadaway takes on accountant trio

Ward Hadaway is launching a multidisciplinary corporate finance practice with the recruitment of three specialist advisers from big accountancy firms The accountants are the first non-lawyer advisers to join the North East firm.Paul Duncan and David Brind have joined from Ernst & Young, while Richard Lowry joins from KPMG.The firm can now integrate legal and […]

Russell Jones strengthens criminal team

Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) has recruited Dermot Clarke from Gadd & Partners to head its criminal team in Birmingham. Moving from Gadds’ Cheltenham office, Clarke has been dealing with issues such as public safety, professional risks for the emergency services and the effect of crime on victims. Clarke said: “This is a time when […]


Macfarlanes to take Harvey Nicks private Macfarlanes has landed its first deal for Dickson Poon, the majority owner of Harvey Nichols, as the Hong Kong businessman pushes ahead with plans to take the Knightsbridge-based store private.The firm won the mandate after it was recommended by investment bank JP Morgan, which is also acting on its […]

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