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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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Human rights. Where fear is a way of legal life

Imagine this: a crowd of people, smiling faces, all supporters of your cause, each one eager to talk to you. But a nagging doubt remains at the back of your mind: “What if somebody here wants to kill me?” This is just another meeting for Erin Keskin, a Turkish human rights lawyer. Her fears are […]

Small firm, but perfectly formed for success

Not all lawyers want to be part of a big firm or part of a niche practice. The recruitment of Addleshaw Booth’s corporate partner Glenda Turner in February by five-partner general practice Turner Parkinson is a case in point. Turner Parkinson is one firm that has refused to listen to the fashionable message that you […]

Policing for pensioners

The Pensions Act, which came into force this week, has been good business for lawyers. A senior one said to me recently that he was no longer embarrassed to tell anyone what he did for a living. Lawyers’ profile within the industry is high and, on the whole, they are well respected. Their task, however, […]

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