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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 […]


Strong in health field

I was most disappointed to open the edition of The Lawyer for 8 November and to find on page 14 an article on National Health Service legal services, which included a table of solicitors’ firms active in the field. We were not mentioned. Since the merger of Le Brasseurs with J Tickle & Co on […]


Andover-based Hostmead Developments, advised by DJ Freeman, has concluded a pre-let agreement for a new distribution warehouse facility with Londis (Holdings), advised by Beveridge Ross & Prevezer. The investment, with a u7.5m value on completion, has been forward sold to Barclays Bank Staff Pension Fund, advised by Lovell White Durrant.


Crisis over recruitment

The profession is facing a serious issue which the members of the Council of the Law Society continue to ignore. Thousands of students who have passed solicitors’ finals or the LPC have been unable to secure articles. The society’s own research shows that it is extremely difficult to find articles. White people have only a […]

Lovells partner helps death row prisoners

A Privy Council hearing opened last week into the case of a Jamaican death row prisoner, represented on a pro bono basis by City firm Lovell White Durrant. Lovells partner Graham Huntley is acting for Albert Huntley, who has been on death row in Jamaica for over 11 years charged with murder after the shooting […]

LNTV drops direct broadcast

LEGAL Network Television (LNTV) has dropped its direct home broadcasts in favour of supplying educational video tapes direct to law firms. The network previously broadcast legal programmes through BBC selectors twice a week at 3.15am. Viewers of the station, which was launched in February 1993, received the programmes through a decoder. But LNTV’s sales and […]

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