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Romanian draft law on 5G technology under strong criticism from both public authorities and private stakeholders

The Draft law on the adoption of certain measures concerning informatic and communications infrastructures of national interest and the conditions for deployment of 5G networks initiated by the former Ministry of Transportation, Infrastructure and Communications has undergone a new series of examinations from the relevant public authorities as part of the legislative procedure.

Insurance Bulletin Spring 2021

Although the full impact of Covid-19 on the re/insurance industry remains unclear, the need to retain capital to meet potential losses has contributed to a general hardening of the market after 15 years of soft market conditions characterised by excess capacity, low prices and more relaxed policy terms.

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Bakers adds to M&A bench with White & Case hire

Baker McKenzie has poached another lawyer from White & Case, its fourth hire from the US firm in the space of under a year, as it seeks to pursue its transactional growth strategy. Peter Lu joins Bakers as a partner and head of the firm’s China group in London. He was previously a counsel in White […]

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Dechert to review London leadership as Abousleiman stands down

Camille Abousleiman, the chair of Dechert’s London office management committee, has stepped down from his leadership role to take up a position in the Lebanese government. While Abousleiman is not leaving the firm, he has stepped down from the Dechert partnership and is now of counsel in its international capital markets team. His decision places a […]

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