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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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DECC Annual Energy Statement and Statutory Security of Supply Report 2013

The Department of Energy & Climate Change (DECC) published two policy papers on 31 October 2013: (1) its Annual Energy Statement 2013 and (2) the Statutory Security of Supply Report 2013. The Annual Energy Statement fulfils the commitment in the coalition programme for the government to present an annual statement of energy policy to Parliament. […]

Time to say grace? DECC sets out its proposals for RO grace periods

With the Renewables Obligation (RO) scheme of support for new schemes to be phased out by 31 March 2017 and the replacement Contracts for Difference scheme coming into effect next year, there will be a period of time in which developers will have a choice of which scheme to seek support under. For those that […]

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Herbies hit by legacy Freehills exits in Singapore

No global merger ever comes together without a few hiccups. The hard work – or integration as it is known – can only start when the lawyers are officially brought together under a united brand. With the rush of merger activity the legal sector has seen in recent years it was inevitable that there would […]

Shoosmiths advises August Equity on the acquisition of Anglia Retirement Homes

Anglia Retirement Homes has been acquired by Ravelstone Care Homes — a company backed by August Equity Partners III and its new management team. Specialists from Shoosmiths’ commercial real-estate team, which includes planning and construction, provided advice on the property elements of the deal. August Equity’s team was led by private equity specialist partner Emma […]

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