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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.


Watson Farley launches joint venture with Singapore’s Asia Practice

Watson Farley & Williams (WFW) has established a joint venture in Singapore that will see 15 partners and more than 30 legal staff working under the banner of Watson Farley & Williams Asia Practice. The joint law venture (JLV) has created between WFW’s Singapore office, which opened in 1998, and local Singapore firm Asia Practice […]


Irwin Mitchell moves 81 staff to BPO outfit

Irwin Mitchell is to ­transfer 81 support staff to business process outsourcing (BPO) company OCS as it looks to streamline its cost base in preparation for ­converting to an alternative business structure (ABS). The firm is offloading its facilities operations after signing a five-year deal with the company. Irwin Mitchell group operations director Gary Jackson said: “We’ve grown […]


Taking photographs at Braehead Shopping Centre

So what actually did happen at Braehead shopping centre just a week ago today? And what should we make of the extraordinary media storm that then followed? Was it all just because a man took an innocent photograph of his daughter only to be confronted by police under anti-terrorist powers? To begin with this affair […]

European Court delivers its verdict on Premier League broadcasting cases

Field Fisher associate Daniel Geey says the Premier League will look to extract maximum value from the UK market following European broadcast rights ruling Karen Murphy is a pub landlord. She was prosecuted after purchasing a Greek decoder and decoder card in order to broadcast live Premier League (PL) matches in her Portsmouth pub. She […]

Clifford Chance adds Latham associate to high yield partnership

Clifford Chance has turned to Latham & Watkins for the latest addition to its high yield practice. Fabio Diminich, an associate at Latham & Watkins, joins Clifford Chance as a partner in its European high yield practice today. Before joining Latham & Watkins in 2005, Diminich was an associate at Weil Gotshal & Manges, in […]

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