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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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Clifford Chance represented Burford on its exchange of contracts to buy 49-57 Berners Street, London WI, a grade II listed building. Nabarro Nathanson represented Sun Life.

Whose insult is it anyway?

Roger Pearson reports on a case which will affect satirical journalism and clarify what constitutes a libel When it finally reaches full High Court hearing, the pending libel action in which actor and film director Steven Berkoff is suing journalist Julie Burchill and The Sunday Times over an article which he claimed indicates he was […]

Counsel moves on

International law firm Rogers & Wells has appointed Charles Stewart as counsel at its Frankfurt office. Stewart joins the firm from the Frankfurt branch of another US firm, Mallet-Prevost Colt & Mosle, where he was also counsel. He provided general legal services to German and non-German firms involved in cross-border transactions.

Germany's lawyers to get revamped code of conduct

German lawyers get a new code of conduct next month – nearly a decade after the German Constitutional Court declared the then code of conduct for German lawyers void. The new rules will allow advertising under certain conditions and will implement the Council of the Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) code of conduct […]

Brief

Matt Andrews, of Kennedys, is ambushed by Mark Atkinson and Mike Butler, of McKenna & Co, during the Law Society Sevens rugby tournament. More than 30 law firms competed for the Freshfields Bowl in this, the 21st tournament, sponsored by bankers Rea Brothers. A triumphant Herbert Smith team carried off the trophy after beating Simmons […]

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