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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.


Employers — are you making the most of occupational health?

By Michael Hardiman Employee health can be a significant source of risk for any business and employers increasingly seek help from medical professionals in managing such risk. Occupational health advice may be needed to: assess whether an employee is fit to return to work after long-term absence; consider what reasonable adjustments could be made for […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman advises Montage Technology Group on IPO

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Cayman legal advice to Montage Technology Group in connection with an initial public offering (IPO) on NASDAQ Global Market in the US of up to 8,165,000 ordinary shares (par value $0.0125 per share of the company). Anna Chong of Conyers’ Hong Kong office worked alongside O’Melveny & Myers and Pillsbury […]


DAC Beachcroft picks up two partners from Watson Burton

Watson Burton has lost another two partners, this time around to DAC Beachcroft in Newcastle. Litigator Warren Kemp and transactional lawyer James Harrison joined DAC Beachcroft’s construction and engineering practice on 1 November. The two join just months after Watson Burton construction and engineering chief Roddy Gordon left earlier this year to head DAC Beachcroft’s […]

Future of Financial Advice series: opt-in and fee disclosure

This update is intended as a general overview, targeted specifically at claims officers and underwriters of insurers of professionals required to comply with the Future of Financial Advice (FOFA) reforms. Opt-in and fee disclosure is a two yearly opt-in arrangement and annual fee disclosure statement for clients paying ongoing fees. For each client paying ongoing […]

New rules for concession contracts

Public procurement is the purchase of goods, works and services by public bodies. Because public bodies spend a significant proportion of a country’s gross domestic product, the EU has issued a set of rules (or directives) to make sure that the way they buy does not distort competition nor affect trade between member states. The directives […]

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