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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 […]

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.

Coronavirus Digest: Patents and other intellectual property rights

The world is desperately seeking a vaccine and treatments against COVID-19 and the answer will also be found in intellectual property. For this reason, PLMJ and Inventa International have joined forces to prepare a Digest on these issues that is continuously updated. Readers of this Digest will have complete and up-to-date information 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.

Coronavirus Angola: Exceptional and temporary measures to be applied in cases of declaration of provincial or municipal cordon sanitaire

Presidential Decree no. 184/20 of 8 July was published with the aim of clarifying the exceptional and temporary rules that apply to territorial divisions subject to a cordon sanitaire, which are indispensable for safeguarding the health and safety of the population. These measures are applicable to provinces and municipalities subject to a cordon sanitaire and may be modified or lifted depending on epidemiological developments.

National Energy and Climate Plan 2030 – Towards a carbon neutral future

The National Energy and Climate Plan for 2021-2030 was approved by Resolution of the Council of Ministers 53/2020 and published on 10 July. The PNEC was published to comply with the obligations assumed by the Member States under Regulation (EU) 2018/1999 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 December 2018 on the Governance of the Energy Union and Climate Action. This Regulation provides that all Member States have to submit an integrated National Energy and Climate Plan for 2021-2030 to the European Commission.

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Andrew Rayment and Charlotte Smith (both Employment) presented a live Q&A webinar discussion on ‘Employee engagement and future HR trends’. Walker Morris employment lawyers were joined by Lisa Rowlinson-Brown, People Director at Symington’s, Steve Joyce, HR Director at Airedale International Air Conditioning and Catherine de la Poer, Leadership Developer at Halcyon Coaching.

Keeping expert evidence secret at an inquest

There has rightly been increasing emphasis since the Mid Staffs inquiry and other high media profile investigations, such as Hillsborough, on the responsibility of public bodies to be open and candid in all of their dealings with the Coroner.

Nautica Marine Limited v Trafigura Trading (The Leonidas)

On 28 July 2020 Foxton J handed down judgment in this important case concerning the effect of “subjects” in commercial negotiations, which contains a number of significant points of interest to those negotiating contracts, particularly in the charter market.

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