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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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Ex-Mayer Brown US information chief charged with $850,000 fraud

Mayer Brown’s former chief information officer (CIO) has been charged with defrauding the firm out of hundreds of thousands of dollars in a fake invoices scam. A statement issued by the US Department of Justice (DoJ) yesterday confirmed that former Mayer Brown CIO David Tresch had been arrested in Chicago on federal charges alleging he […]

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Ashurst taps Allen & Overy for Hong Kong disputes partner

Ashurst has hired senior litigation partner Angus Ross from Allen & Overy’s Hong Kong office in a bid to build its Asia dispute resolution practice. Ross is a veteran litigator focusing on complex disputes in the banking sector. He was a long-serving disputes partner of Allen & Overy, who relocated from London to Hong Kong […]

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The great Aussie merger mystery

In the past three years eight UK firms have launched Down Under, but only a couple have done it through full equity mergers. Read on to find out why There is more than one way to skin a cat. From Norton Rose’s Swiss Verein, Allen & Overy’s (A&O) team-poaching and Clifford Chance’s merger with boutique […]

Living Social legal chief jumps to King.com

The former international legal chief of deals website Living Social has taken up a new in-house role at online games developer King.com. Rob Miller, who has held top legal jobs at Skype and eBay in the past, joins two other in-house lawyers at King.com where he will report to CEO Riccardo Zacconi as chief legal […]

India Supreme Court decision signals pro-arbitration turn

In an important reversal of precedent, the Supreme Court of India held that Indian courts may not exercise supervisory jurisdiction over foreign-seated arbitrations pursuant to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act, 1996. The ruling, issued in Bharat Aluminum Co. v Kaiser Aluminum Technical Service Co., Civil Appeal No. 7019 of 2005, marks a pro-arbitration turn by […]

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