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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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Our exclusive, in-depth analysis of the UK’s mid-tier, independent firms was easily the most-read story on TheLawyer.com this week. For the first time we have split up our annual analysis of the top 200 UK firms and this week’s executive summary of the focus on smaller firms, Inside the Independents, proved immensely popular. It delves […]

A&O wins McCarthy & Stone from Freshfields as company plans IPO

Allen & Overy  (A&O) bagged a new client this week, winning retirement housebuilder McCarthy & Stonefrom former advisers Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Both magic circle firms worked on the company’s intention to float on the London Stock Exchange, but it was A&O that won the mandate representing the company. Freshfields meanwhile worked with the underwriters Deutsche Bank […]

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