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Romania plans to tighten its foreign investment screening rules

The screening of foreign direct investments (FDIs) has been a hot topic for some time now across CEE (as also covered here). Several jurisdictions have adopted stricter measures of scrutiny allowing for the vetting of transactions potentially posing security risks. In line with this trend, the Romanian Competition Council has put forward new draft legislation aimed at tightening the existing FDI screening rules. This draft is subject to public debate until 6 October.

The role and importance of the Post Implementation Review (PIR)

By Shaun Zulafqar As the world begins to move out of lockdown measures in response to COVID-19, companies and their boards will begin to reassess their business continuity plans not only to further strengthen them in the event of another incident or a second wave but also to identify lessons learned and develop narrative reporting […]

What role does HR have in protecting staff in the physical workplace?

An increasing number of businesses are choosing to return to the physical office, whether that be once or twice a week, or full time. Either way, it is vital that employers ensure that the work environment meets the strict health and safety standards necessary in order to avoid outbreaks of COVID-19 amongst staff members. This […]

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Covington replenishes competition ranks with BCLP hire

Covington & Burling has made its first London lateral hire in two years, bringing in a new partner from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner to boost its competition capabilities in the City. James Marshall joins the Washington DC-based firm after more than 10 years at BCLP, having spent nine of those years at Berwin Leighton Paisner […]

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BCLP sees revenue fall in first year as merged firm

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) has seen a 2 per cent revenue decrease in its first full financial year as a merged firm. Combined revenue dropped from over $900m to $874m. Net cash balance stood at $86m, while profit per equity partner was around $833,000. The firm said, however, it recorded a revenue increase across […]

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BCLP’s unexpected real estate compromise

London’s position as the coronary artery of the global real estate market is intact despite Brexit. The City is still strategically important to those firms wanting a slice of the pie. The fact that 100 partners at firms in The Lawyer’s new Global Real Estate 50 report have been promoted in London in the last […]

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