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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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Natural History Museum appoints first ever head of legal

The Natural History Museum (NHM) has appointed its first ever head of legal, Will Parsloe, six months after kicking off the search. Parsloe will report to the executive director of finance and corporate services Neil Greenwood, and will help shape and deliver the museum’s legal service on a range of matters for directors, trustees, and […]

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Fried Frank brings in first European COO

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has hired its first European chief operations officer to support the firm’s growth. Ed Enzor, who was previously a director of administration at Paul Weiss’ London office, has joined Fried Frank as the firm’s first dedicated COO. He had also previously been at Baker McKenzie and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer […]

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Ghosn lashes out at Latham over Nissan “ordeal”

Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn has claimed that Latham & Watkins was one of the players responsible for his arrest and prosecution in Japan. Nissan had hired Latham to probe Ghosn, who has since escaped trial and fled to Lebanon. In a press conference today, he criticised Latham for being one of the actors responsible […]

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