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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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Maria Papaconstantinou of Pamboridis is first in class in Cyprus Bar exams

Maria Papaconstantinou completed her legal training and was first in her class of trainees at the Cyprus Bar Association examinations. Papaconstantinou, who joined Pamboridis in October 2012 and currently works in the Nicosia office, studied Law at the University of Southampton. She continued with a master’s degree in maritime law at the same university.

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Washington machine turns out bright in-housers

A stint in the White House is a stepping-stone to a top legal post at a global company What does a White House lawyer do next? Well, Barclays hired former White Houser Bob Hoyt as its general counsel on 30 August.  The move surprised the market, which assumed an internal appointment was written in the […]

Luxembourg websites: how to manage cookies

Cookies are small text files placed by a website server on the user’s terminal device when visiting a website. They can be used for several purposes, and especially for targeted advertising and marketing. Concerned about users’ privacy and fearing online tracking of individuals, the European Union has issued, in 2009, new regulations reinforcing the protection […]

It’s that time of year again — AGM season is upon us

For many public companies, significant efforts will be dedicated over the next few months to the company’s AGM. The AGM presents an opportunity to engage and communicate with shareholders, but it is imperative to ensure that it is run properly. In the current economic circumstances, it is not surprising that there is a strong focus […]

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