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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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Lords hears property debate

Judgment is now pending in the House of Lords in a case of considerable significance in property circles. The Law Lords have been asked to overrule lower court decisions that a sub-tenant of agricultural property was entitled to sidestep possession moves brought after the tenant accepted notice to quit and agreed not to issue a […]

Flotations

Berwin Leighton acted for provider of IT solutions SDL on its £45m flotation on the London stock market. The team was led by corporate partner Chris Mackie and included partner David Dennison advising on share options and intellectual property partner Tonia Gilbert. Norton Rose advised Collins Stewart, sponsor and broker to SDL. Corporate finance partner […]

New tenants boost Littleton Chambers

Littleton Chambers has significantly boosted its commercial profile with three big-hitting lateral hires. Lord Hacking (see profile, right), Antonio Bueno QC, the former head of chambers at 5 Paper Buildings, and Julian Malins QC, a highly rated financial services expert from One Hare Court, have accepted tenancies. The new tenants, who join in February, will […]

Fresh challenge to Scottish judicial system

Desmond McCaffrey, named partner at Russells Gibson McCaffrey, claims Glasgow District Court cannot be impartial or independent because it is run by the City Council’s protection services department. Such a relationship, he says, throws up a conflict of interest and, at the trial of a man accused of breach of the peace and assault yesterday, […]

Granada recruits director of legal affairs

Granada Media Group is creating the new post of director of legal affairs to support its growth into new technologies. It has recruited former business development vice president at Discovery Communications (Europe), Kyla Mullins to fill the post. Discovery Communications owns the Discovery satellite channel. No date has been set for her arrival. But when […]

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