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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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International litigants in London rise by a third in three years

The number of international litigants turning to the Commercial Court to resolve disputes has increased by 30 per cent since March 2009, new research reveals, while the number of domestic litigants is on on the wane. The research shows that London’s popularity as a litigation centre is higher than ever before, with the number of […]

Dentons makes first post-merger hires in Germany

Dentons has announced its first lateral hires since the tripartite merger which formed the firm a month ago, picking up a duo of partners in Germany. Michael Graf and Robert Bastian both join the firm from Haarmann. Graf is a tax specialist and Bastian a private equity partner. Corporate litigator Friedrich Toepel is also moving […]

Corporate governance: trade union voting and engagement guidelines

The TUC, Unison and UNITE recently announced they had formed the Trade Union Share Owners group and published the Trade Union Voting and Engagement Guidelines. The three organisations have pension funds in aggregate representing more than £1 billion of assets, and delegate decisions on voting and shareholder engagement to their fund managers. Concerned that pension […]

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