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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.


Focus: Values statements

The top UK firms spend time and money poring over their ‘principles’. But isn’t it obvious what these values should be? And does having them in writing really make any difference to a firm’s culture? Every month Clifford Chance programs a new screensaver on to the desk of every staff member. One month it might […]

Firms buck UK equality trend

One of the biggest stories last week was the report by the Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) saying that the number of women in power and influence had dropped since its last survey five years ago. The EHRC singled out the judiciary for criticism, but it didn’t survey the UK’s top commercial law firms […]

Faegre flies in global co-head in UK rescue bid

US firm Faegre & Benson has sent its international practice co-head to London to stem a partner exodus and restore its UK fortunes. Minneapolis-based corporate partner Kathy Ruhland will spend one week a month in the London office, which has seen four out of 12 ­partners quit this year. The firm denied that Ruhland’s move […]

Thomas Eggar in redundancy talks with 20 staff

Thomas Eggar in redundancy talks with 20 staff” class=”inline_image inline_image_left” src=”/pictures/web/images/13523_london.gif” />South East firm Thomas Eggar is in redundancy consultations with up to 20 staff, including around 10 lawyers, across its commercial real estate practice. All-fee earners in the department, including partners, are understood to be under review. The consultation process will conclude this Monday […]

Heller Ehrman Beijing chair resigns

Heller Ehrman’s chair of the Beijing office, Joseph Cha, has resigned along with other members of that office. Heller Ehrman’s chair of the Beijing office, Joseph Cha, has resigned together with other members of the office. Nick Seddon, regional managing shareholder of the firm’s Asia practice, confirmed that Cha and others had left, but declined […]

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