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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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Brodie Clark v Home Office  

The former head of the UKBA, Brodie Clark, appeared before the Home Affairs Committee on 15 November to answer questions from MPs about the fiasco at the UK’s borders over the summer. It followed Clark’s resignation on 8 November, on the grounds that his position had become untenable following the Home Secretary’s comments in Parliament […]

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Daily Mail legal chief quits after 17 years at the helm

Associated Newspapers’ long-standing legal chief Harvey Kass is to leave the newspaper group after more than two decades. Kass has spent over 20 years at the newspaper group, the last 17 as head of legal, and is widely regarded as a stalwart of the Fleet Street legal scene. Under his reign journalists at Associated publications […]

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CC partner dishes up the food of love

Clifford Chance staff are ­getting a treat, being spoilt with a series of lunchtime concerts by eminent musicians. The initiative is spearheaded by enigmatic and passionate Clifford Chance capital markets partner Esther Cavett, a former professional musician and lecturer in music at the University of Oxford. Last week staff, clients and local schoolchildren were invited […]

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Solicitors face two years in prison for ignoring Legal Ombudsman

The High Court will impose fines and prison sentences on lawyers who fail to comply with the orders of the Legal Ombudsman (LeO), it has been warned. Ruling in the first case to be pursued by LeO against a lawyer who failed to comply with its requests, Mr Justice Lindblom warned that solicitors could be […]

HP unveils new-look global legal panel

Baker & McKenzie, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton, Cravath Swaine & Moore, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, have won roles on Hewlett-Packard’s (HP) new global panel of external advisers. It follows the review of HP’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (Emea) panel earlier this year (5 September 2011). US firms Dewey & LeBoeuf, […]

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