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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.


Jones Day takes A&O partner for Italian push

In a bid to ramp up its real estate and corporate capability in Italy, Jones Day has hired Allen & Overy partner Marini Giovanni from the magic circle’s firm Milan office. Giovanni, who starts at Jones Day on May 1, takes with him a number of ongoing deals to the US firm, including transactions for […]

Heussen loses Cologne and Düsseldorf over PwC split

The Cologne and Düsseldorf branches of PricewaterhouseCoopers’ (PwC) German law firm Heussen, previously known as PwC Veltins, are to split from the firm after a dispute over the firm’s management buyout from PwC. The split, which will see Heussen lose its managing partner Thomas Kerkhoff, has thrown the firm’s separation talks with PwC off track. […]

CC sees new partner numbers slump

Partner promotions at Clifford Chance have plummeted falling to 18 from 31 in the previous year. Compared to 2003-03 when nine London lawyers reached equity, this year’s round of promotions show that in the UK just four have made partner. While in New York one attorney joined the partnership on the previous year’s two. There […]

Softly softly

Eversheds’ Alan Jenkins is as ambitious for his firm as any other law firm chairman – but is that ambition tempered by too much caution? Emma Vere-Jones reports

Bingham lose eleven to New York firm

Bingham McCutchen’s New York office has been hit with the loss of an 11-lawyer real estate team to Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler. The group, including five partners, is made up of lawyers from Richard & O’Neil which merged with Bingham Dana (prior to its link-up with McCutchen Doyle Brown & Enersen) in 2001. Meanwhile […]

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