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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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BBC to spotlight immunity problem

A television programme is to claim that rules for granting Public Interest Immunity to prosecution witnesses were established during a case in which three men were wrongly convicted. Raphael Rowe, Michael Davis and Randolph Johnson were wrongly convicted of murder, robbery, grievous bodily harm and firearms offences in 1990. The case was built around information […]

Flotation

Berwin Leighton advised fashion retailer Monsoon on its listing on the London Stock Exchange, valuing the company at £352m. Norton Rose advised the sponsors.

Intranet use at peak, say consultants

LEGAL IT consultants report an “avalanche” of Intranet installations by medium-sized firms, which are attracted by the low cost and user-friendly nature of the systems. BDO Stoy Hayward IT consultant John Irving said many medium-sized firms had now advanced and stabilised their document and practice management systems and were now installing Intranet services. According to […]

Lawrence Graham hires from Stephensons

City firm Lawrence Graham has hired Stephenson Harwood corporate partner Victoria Younghusband. Younghusband has been a partner at Stephensons for nine years, four of which where spent at its Hong Kong office.

Bindmans flexes its muscles over sets' equal opps record

Civil liberties firm Bindman & Partners has asked all the chambers it instructs for an assurance they are complying with equal opportunities legislation as well as a list of its ethnic minority and women barristers. Letters making the request have been sent out to 50 chambers and will be viewed by some sets as a […]

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