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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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Dublin firm assists cross-border AGM

Dublin firm William Fry helped bring about the first cross-border television link of a company’s annual general meeting last week. The AGM of Waterford Wedgwood, held in London on 30 April, is believed to be the first to be electronically linked to shareholders overseas. The company has been a client of William Fry for many […]

Property

Linklaters advised ND Properties on its £27.5m acquisition of Widewater Place in Harefield, Middlesex, from Grosvenor Square Properties Developments, advised by DJ Freeman.

Fraudulent bills hit stormy seas

Roger Pearson looks at a High Court decision that highlights the use of ante-dated and false bills of lading to secure bank credit A blow has been struck against those who use ante-dated and false bills of lading in international trade in order to satisfy the requirements of letters of credit, or to assist those […]

Financing

Herbert Smith acted for National Provident Institution and its special purpose vehicle Mutual Securitisation on the issue of £140m worth of bonds, the proceeds of which were lent to NPI. Freshfields advised lead manager SBC Warburg Dillon Read.

Brief

APRIL Positive press comments – nil, v. bad, Negative press comments – getting fewer, good. Number of interview requests from Joshua Rozenberg of the BBC refused – 38, excellent! Monday Things are looking up. Only 10 mentions of wallpaper in today’s press, the enormously cheering Garry is finally here and I’ve got rid of that […]

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