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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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Graphic Health Warnings for Alcohol Products…

Where paternalistic regulation clashes with international trade obligations At the heart of the common law duty to warn is the obligation of manufacturers to communicate risks inherent in ordinary usage of consumer products. The object of this requirement is to enable consumers to make informed choices about whether — and if so, how — they […]

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Cleary hires ex-Competition Commission chief for London push

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has hired the former chairman of the UK’s Competition Commission as a senior consultant in its London office. Peter Freeman will join Cleary Gottlieb in its London competition practice on 1 November, and will work along side partners Maurits Dolmans, Romano Subiotto QC, and Nicholas Levy. Freeman joined the Competition […]

IP boutique Hoyng Monegier adds Nauta Dutilh partner to ranks

Niche IP firm Hoyng Monegier has hired a team of lawyers from Benelux giant Nauta Dutilh. Liesbeth Weynants, formerly head of Nauta Dutilh’s life sciences and data protection team in Brussels, joins Hoyng Monegier’s Brussels office. The appointment comes less than a week after Nauta Dutilh announced it was launching a Luxembourg IP practice to […]

BLG, Gaddafi and a spot of office bother

Barlow Lyde & Gilbert is having a touch of landlord trouble – the trouble being that its landlord was Colonel Gaddafi (see story). The firm is keen on moving in with merger partner Clyde & Co (whose office is next door and according to one source at BLG “is much nicer”) but is having a […]

Tulkinghorn: Homburger with cheers

Swiss giant Homburger moved house recently, out from the centre of Zurich to Switzerland’s new tallest building. While the 126m Prime Tower would be dwarfed by your average London or New York skyscraper, its glassy façade is sweetly impressive. So proud is Homburger of its new offices, up on the 31st floor of the tower, […]

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