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4 tips for working from home with kids

While the world adjusted to working remotely during the pandemic, we all faced the obstacles of home setup, IT, and technology – but many of us also faced a new challenge of juggling working from home with parenting, as our children also had to adapt to homeschooling and an unexpectedly long summer holiday!

Track and trace: How to comply with the new regulations

The ‘track and trace’ programme is part of the government’s plan to slow the spread of Covid-19. It’s designed to make sure those who have been in close proximity with someone who has tested positive for the virus can be contacted and given advice to follow. Until recently, the government recommended hospitality businesses to collect certain customer information. From 17 September however, this became a legal requirement.

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.

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RPC steers clear of furloughing but cuts partner drawings

RPC has cut partner drawings by up to 20 per cent to weather the challenges of the Covid-19 crisis. The firm has introduced a number of time-limited measures that have been put in place with immediate effect. They include the deferral of partner distributions and a “sliding scale” reduction to monthly drawings of up to […]

Gide cuts partner remuneration but keeps associate pay rises

French firm Gide Loyrette Nouel has decided to cut partner pay by up to 25 per cent to keep the business afloat in response to the global impact of Covid-19. Gide’s executive committee has recently taken two precautionary measures to protect the financial stability of the firm. A reduction of up to 25 per cent […]

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CMS replenishes corporate ranks with HSF capital markets hire

CMS has hired Herbert Smith Freehills’ capital markets head, just a few days after it lost a longtime corporate partner to White & Case. The firm has hired partner Charles Howarth, who has spent most of his career at HSF. There, he was head of the capital markets practice, advising investment banks on IPOs and […]

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