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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-39 Essex Street CEO joins Leeds’ Park Court

The former chief executive of 39 Essex Street has joined Northern set Park Court Chambers in the same role. Michael Meeson quit top 10 commercial set 39 Essex Street in February (The Lawyer.com, 4 February) after an 11-year stint that saw him take responsibility for strategy. During his time at the helm 39 Essex Street’s membership grew […]

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Supreme Court rules that expert witness immunity should be removed

Hill Dickinson partner Paul Walton and Crown Office Row’s Roger ter Haar QC have been handed a major victory by the Supreme Court after it ruled that expert witnesses should not be immune from suit for breach of duty. The judicial panel of seven was chaired by Lord Phillips, president of the Supreme Court. Ruling […]

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Opinion: EU trademark report is a shot in the arm for brand owners

Proposals concerning the use of community trademarks (CTMs) could give UK brand owners more power to leverage when protecting their marks in EU ­member states. In some instances, this could lead to an increase in litigation. In the first report of its kind, published on 15 February, the Max Planck Institute has put a series […]

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Clydes brings in Howden GC for professional indemnity offering

Clyde & Co has raided Lloyds of London broker Howden for its general counsel Simon Gildener. Gildener joined Howden, where he was a board member, from insurance litigation boutique Robin Simon in September 2008. While there he advised the broker and its clients on complex coverage issues. He said his move to Clydes was prompted […]

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Jones Day London chief keeps schtum after quitting US firm

Jones Day’s London office head Russell Carmedy is remaining tight-lipped about his next move after resigning from the US firm earlier today. Carmedy and private equity partner Michael Nouril have both resigned from Jones Day’s partnership. Despite sources claiming since this morning that they are about to join the London office of US firm Proskauer […]

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