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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.


Sonya Leydecker

UK litigators cash in on rise in international work

Official court statistics for England and Wales showed a drop in the number of claims filed in the High Court last year, and a drop in the number of days sat by High Court judges. On the face of it these numbers might suggest that 2010-11 would have been a quiet year for the City’s […]

Reform tops Russia and CIS debate agenda

Regulatory reform is top of the agenda for lawyers and their clients across the CIS region at the moment, as the continued strength of the local economy is keeping inbound and outbound investment high. Speakers and delegates at The Lawyer’s top-level Russia and CIS debate last week highlighted the raft of reform underway in the […]

Vinson rejigs management as Dilg steps down

Vinson & Elkins is soon to have a new chairman and managing partner in the shape of Mark Kelly and Scott Wulfe respectively. Both Houston-based partners have been appointed for a two-year term starting 1 January 2012.  They succeed managing partner Joe Dilg, who will step down from his post at the end of 2011. […]

Clifford Chance picks up Garrigues’ project finance head

Clifford Chance has recruited a Garrigues partner regarded as one of Spain’s leading banking lawyers to its Madrid office. José Guardo, who has more than 18 years of experience in the Spanish financial and banking sector, joins Clifford Chance as a partner after eight years heading up Garrigues’ project finance team. He will work alongside […]

Market update

With wide-ranging legal reforms on the table, the Irish profession is set for a shake-up, says Joanne Harris It is now seven years since Sir David Clementi published his review of the regulatory framework for legal services in England and Wales, the forerunner of the Legal Services Act which is due to come into force […]

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