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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.

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White & Case corporate partner leaves for Akin Gump

In a rare loss to White & Case‘s corporate team, partner Gavin Weir is leaving the firm for Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld as it continues on a significant expansion drive in the City. Weir has been at White & Case since 2011, joining the firm from Simmons & Simmons. He was also a […]

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BBC in-housers match Kirkland’s junior lawyers for salary

The BBC has revealed how much its highest earners are paid, with four lawyers picking up a salary exceeding £150,000. The BBC’s 2018/2019 annual report discloses the pay of all employees that earn over £150,000, and the four highest-earning lawyers have seen their pay increase over the last year. Group general counsel Sarah Jones and […]

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Simmons’ upward trajectory continues as profits leap 9 per cent

Simmons & Simmons has posted modest growth for 2018/2019, with revenue up by 6 per cent to £374m. The latest figures represent another year of upward trajectory, after a slump in 2015/2016 when the firm’s revenue grew by just 1.7 per cent and profit per equity partner (PEP) tumbled by 10 per cent. Simmons managed […]

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