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The Supreme People’s Court’s new rulings, now in effect, deal with issues such as profit distribution, the pre-emptive right and shareholders’ right to know. The Provisions of the Supreme People’s Court on Certain Issues Concerning the Application of the Company Law of the PRC (referred to here as ‘the Interpretation’) came into force on September 1, 2017. Our review of […]

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Why the New Balance IP case in China was unusual

Charles Feng was Interviewed by The New York Times regarding the New Balance case In New Balance v Shenzhen Xinpingheng et al, in which New Balance brought unfair competition claim against Shenzhen Xinpingheng and four other defendants, the Suzhou Intermediate People’s Court ordered that the five defendants pay penalty of $250,000 for violating a preliminary […]

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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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