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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.


On the move

Walker Morris has hired ­regulatory consultant Peter ­Atkinson from the Leeds office of Pinsent Masons, where he was a partner. Move of the Week Walker Morris has hired ­regulatory consultant Peter ­Atkinson from the Leeds office of Pinsent Masons, where he was a partner.  UK LONDON Weil Gotshal & Manges has hired Allen & […]

Crow Bar

While law firms are struggling, many barristers are enjoying a boom. Katy Dowell reveals some of the winners in the turbulent economic climate At UK law firms large and small, last year was characterised by tumbling revenues and mass job cuts. In contrast, the bar has quietly got on with business as usual. Total revenue […]

Schoenherr secures Renaissance-PORR JV

Central European law firm Schoenherr has advised on a rare outbound transaction from a construction company in Turkey. Ankara-based construction company Renaissance Group was advised by Schoenherr on its agreement for a joint venture with Austrian construction ­company PORR. The deal provides Renaissance with the technical expertise to engage in large-scale infrastructure projects in North Africa, […]

Credit Crunchie

Clifford Chance has hardly been alone in feeling a little starved of big deals recently. The dearth of big-ticket deals has left most corporate groups feeling, how shall we say, a little peckish. Now though it looks as though Clifford Chance’s hunger pangs at least could be satisfied by a mega influx of chocolate. The […]


City LPC consortium cuts maintenance grants

Would-be lawyers who have enrolled on the new fast-track Legal Practice Course (LPC) are facing lighter bank balances as some of the firms participating in the new programme slash their maintenance grants. The City LPC consortium comprising Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith, Lovells, Norton Rose and Slaughter and May signed up to a new fast-track […]

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