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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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Hot 100: Alison Eddy, Irwin Mitchell

It is not every year that you make history in your firm, but 2012 has been significant for both Alison Eddy (scroll down for video interview) and Irwin Mitchell. The firm has set out its stall to embrace the possibilities of ABS and in making Eddy the new London managing partner, has also appointed its […]

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Ashurst moves towards greater alignment in Oz but denies partner cuts

Ashurst’s Australia managing partner John Carrington has maintained that the firm’s partner headcount will not change “in any substantial way” as he deflects reports of a major partnership cull in the jurisdiction. Carrington declined to comment specifically on claims that the firm was planning to cut up to 50 equity partners in Australia but said […]

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Hill Dickinson acquires DLA’s Sheffield and Manchester insurance hubs

DLA Piper is to offload its Manchester and Sheffield defendant insurance practices to Hill Dickinson. The announcement comes less than a week after the firm announced it would close its Glasgow office (24 January 2013). Hill Dickinson will add a team of 30 to its Manchester and Sheffield offices as part of the deal. The […]

Mixed use developments incorporating hotel and residential features

Dubai is now familiar with the concept of Jointly Owned Property where developments are subdivided into Units, being the separately owned part of the development (for which the Owner will receive their title), and Common Areas, which are to be owned by all Owners in undivided shares and managed by the Owners Association. Consider the […]

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