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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.


Bribery in Peru: Shoosmiths lawyer speaks out

Shoosmiths’ John McKendrick gave the keynote address at an anti-bribery event at the recent Peruvian Congress in Lima. The event was organised to reinforce Peru’s efforts to join the OECD and focused on designing laws to deal with corporate liability in respect of bribery.

HS2 back on track after appointing Stephenson Harwood partner as interim general counsel

After two years at the helm of High Speed Two, general counsel Betty Morgan has retired following Herbert Smith Freehills’ appointment as adviser on infrastructure issues. HS2 has turned to Stephenson Harwood transport partner Suzanne Tarplee to fill the role until it finds a permanent replacement. Tarplee took over from Morgan this month, and is in […]

Inquests, public inquiries and coronial law

We provide representation at Inquests on behalf of various parties including bereaved relatives, statutory agencies, the armed forces, individuals implicated in the death, healthcare professionals including those who face civil and/or criminal proceedings. We have experience of acting for the health and safety executive, corporate bodies and various governmental organisations and charitable bodies, as well […]

Hong Kong

BLP launches Hong Kong arbitration practice with bolt-on of local firm Haley & Co

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has created its first arbitration practice in Hong Kong by hiring a team of nine lawyers from boutique construction and arbitration firm Haley & Co in Hong Kong, including three of the firm’s four partners. The bolt-on means the firm has added to its Asian arbitration capability in Singapore, to add […]

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