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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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Addleshaw Goddard picks up award for its Future Leaders’ Programme

Addleshaw Goddard has won the ‘Most Innovative Client Service’ award for its Future Leaders’ Programme at the Managing Partners’ Forum: 2014 MPF Awards for Management Excellence.  The team involves Greg Bott, head of CDC, and partner Tim Hamilton. The awards are in association with Harvard Business Review, Financial Times and Google and were held at […]

Corporate and commercial law

Within our general corporate practice group, we advise on the most appropriate corporate forms for establishing a presence in local jurisdictions, as well as on more complex issues such as acquisition structuring, corporate governance, shareholders’ agreements, corporate finance, capital increases, debt-to-equity swaps, capital reductions and liquidations. BDK has also developed significant experience in takeover bids […]

The Brazil World Cup 2014 — are you ready?

With the countdown to the World Cup in Brazil this summer already well under way (it kicks off on 12 June 2014), now is the time for employers to consider the impact that a four-week showpiece international football event may have on the workplace. Are you ready? Is there any need to worry at all? […]

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HSF targets 30 per cent female partnership by 2019

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has unveiled plans to boost gender diversity across the firm by targeting a 30 per cent female partnership, setting an interim goal of 25 per cent within the next three years. The target was put forward by the firm’s management committee with the aim of widening the ‘talent pool’ from which […]

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US firms cash in on their head start in acquisition finance

A quick scan of The Lawyer’s finance coverage over the past year or so serves to flag up a couple of key trends when it comes to deal-making. One is the migration of some of the magic circle’s top private equity talent to US firms. Over the past year or so, this has included the […]

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