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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.


Maclay Murray & Spens LLP chooses LogRhythm for comprehensive data security

08 January 2013 – LogRhythm, the leader in cyber threat defence, detection and response, today announced that Maclay Murray & Spens LLP (MMS), one of Scotland’s largest commercial law firms, has chosen to deploy its integrated log management and Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) technology to boost cyber security and compliance throughout the organisation. […]

University of London brings in Wellcome Trust GC as legal head

The University of London has hired the Wellcome Trust’s longstanding general counsel John Stewart as head of legal services. The role is newly-created and Stewart’s appointment follows the recent retirement of Ian Budden, the university’s legal and constitutional adviser. Stewart will be responsible for providing legal advice to the university’s management and board of trustees, […]


Norton Rose moots shifting Middle East arm to US LLP in wake of Fulbright merger

Norton Rose is considering offloading its Middle East offices to the legacy Fulbright & Jaworski arm of the firm when the UK and US outfits merge on 1 June. The plan would effectively ringfence the London-headquartered UK business against any downturn in the Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Bahrain offices, which have been hit a series […]


iStorage USB flash drive achieves IT security ultimate seal of approval

News release 9 January 2013   iStorage USB flash drive achieves IT security ultimate seal of approval   datAshur awarded critical US data security benchmark FIPS 140-2 Level 3 certification   iStorage, a leading specialist in portable storage and digital encryption, has received the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 140-2 Level 3 certification for its […]

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Taylor Wessing turns to Osborne Clarke for hire of UK TMT head

Osborne Clarke’s digital business sector head Mike Turner is joining rival Taylor Wessing as UK head of TMT. He will be replaced by Adrian Bott, who has spent nine years as head of the firm’s business transactions practice group, while M&A head Ray Berg will succeed Bott to oversee a third of the firm’s lawyers. […]

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