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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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RBS pension row: a lesson learnt – but at what cost?

In its deliberations over Sir Fred Goodwin’s pension, the Government is slowly coming to terms with the realisation that a pension is for life, not just for Christmas. In general, pension legislation protects people’s rights to a pension they have already accrued, and restricts narrowly the circumstances in which they can be required to give […]

Clifford Chance rents out space to US rival Kilpatrick

Clifford Chance has sub-let space in its New York office to US firm Kilpatrick Stockton. Clifford Chance has sub-let space in its New York office to US firm Kilpatrick Stockton. The move follows moves by the UK-headquartered firm to significantly downsized its US capabilities. Last October Clifford Chance shed 20 litigation associates followed by a […]

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Latham to cut 440 jobs as workloads plummet

US firm Latham & Watkins is to lay off a total of 440 employees across its global network. Earlier this morning managing partner Bob Dell emailed the entire firm announcing a plan to shed 12 per cent of its associate ranks, the equivalent of 190 people, and 10 per cent of all paralegals and staff. […]

DLA advises Deloitte as Mosaic goes into administration

Mosaic Fashions, which owns retail chains including Karen Millen and Oasis, went into administration today, with DLA Piper winning the instruction. Mosaic Fashions, which owns well known retail chains including Karen Millen and Oasis, went into administration today, with DLA Piper winning the instruction from the administrators. Deloitte partner Neville Khan turned to DLA Piper […]

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Emerging markets head Eastwell quits Linklaters

Linklaters” class=”inline_image inline_image_left” src=”/pictures/web/images/16578_NickEastwellLinklaters90.jpg” />Linklaters stalwart Nick Eastwell has retired from the firm after 20 years as partner, leaving project finance partner Stuart Salt to take over as managing partner of Emerging Europe, Middle East and North Africa (EEMENA). Eastwell’s decision calls time on a 27-year stint at Linklaters, during which time he held the […]

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