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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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Collyer Bristow gives John Brown Media advice on sale to Dentsu Aegis

The acquisition by Dentsu, the world’s fourth largest advertising agency, was completed for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition by Dentsu, the world’s fourth largest advertising agency, was completed for an undisclosed amount. The Collyer Bristow team was led by Ragavan Arunachalam (corporate and commercial), supported by Robert Andrews, James Kearns and Nichola Leach , along with Alex O’Connor (real estate), Patrick […]

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Listing the benefits

Gateley’s intention to float on AIM, raising up to £10m and valuing the firm at an estimated £130m, surprised the legal community last week as it is set to become the first law firm listed on a UK market. The Legal Services Act, which came into effect in October 2011, liberalised the way legal partnerships […]

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Latham secures top spot on The Lawyer’s International Firms in London list

Latham & Watkins has topped The Lawyer’s list of the Top 30 International Firms in London thanks to a 27 per cent revenue rise to $267m in 2014, while average turnover of listed firms grew by 13 per cent. Latham was followed in the ranking by White & Case, with turnover hitting $240m, and Baker […]

Bank boards must take reputation management seriously

Many banks went recently through a series of scandals. What should they have done to prepare their clients for the bad news? Keith Schilling said: ”We recently launched our second Reputation Resilience report that establishes a clear link between a company’s reputation management and share value. Through in-depth interviews with the City’s most influential money […]

Collyer Bristow’s Henry quoted in three newspapers following FX fines

Following the announcement of fines for a number of global banks relating to Forex manipulation and interest rate rigging charges, Robin Henry, a partner in Collyer Bristow’s financial disputes team, has been quoted in The London Evening Standard, The Independent and The Wall Street Journal.  

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