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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.


Manches sues hypnotherapist

Manches has successfully sued to recover costs a hypnotherapist it represented in a three-year libel case against TV hypnotist Paul McKenna. Michael Joseph originally turned to Manches in 1996 when McKenna sued him for libel over a letter in Joseph’s publication The European Journal of Clinical Hypnosis, which compared McKenna to Hitler.The case was settled […]

Whistle while you shirk

Tulkinghorn was dismayed to receive an anonymous call from a disgruntled employee of Buchanan Ingersoll, claiming that a ban on singing or whistling had been imposed on the London office. Not only that, said the caller, but from now on staff were to be charged for any personal calls made from the office. Tulkinghorn naturally […]

Deals summary

Travers Smith Braithwaite (Richard Skelton, Margaret Moore) advised Premium TV on a restructuring of its media and sponsorship arrangements with Newcastle United. Newcastle United advised by Pinsent Curtis Biddle (Martin Shaw, Simon Pigden). Clifford Chance (Thierry Schoen, Dominique Bompoint) advised Cargill on its acquisition of Montedison’s 56 per cent share in Cerestar for an undisclosed […]

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