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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.


Olswang fee income up by 40 per cent

Olswang has reported a 40 per cent growth in fee income for the past financial year, making it second only to Garretts of all the law firms that have reported growth rates this year. This is the first time the 16-year-old firm has reported fee income growth. Olswang marketing director Kim Tasso said that the […]

Can justice go global?

The farcical show trial of Pol Pot only serves as a reminder of the unsatisfactory nature of international criminal law. Andrea Dahlberg examines the problem. Andrea Dahlberg is a solicitor at Simmons & Simmons. A frail old man with a walking stick, a crowd in a jungle clearing – this was the trial of Pol […]

Lloyd's scores victory over US Names in fraud battle

Lloyd’s of London, represented by US firm Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, has won two significant victories in its battle with rebel US Names who are determined to sue the London re-insurance market for fraud in the US. The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco – which previously had been the only […]

Scottish conveyancing system for whom?

Leslie Dubow highlights some of the flaws of the Scottish conveyancing system that the Adam Smith Institute has recommended and offers some alternative solutions. Leslie Dubow is executive officer of the SPG. A report of the Adam Smith Institute on the house-selling process is said to recommend adopting the Scottish legal process whereby buyers and […]

In brief: First head of national business for Pinsents

Pinsent Curtis, which has offices in Birmingham, Leeds and London, has appointed Philip O’Connor as its first national head of business development. O’Connor joins from Boeing in the US, and previously worked for Continental Oil, Rank Xerox and Ernst & Young in senior sales and marketing positions.

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