Romania: seeking more foreign investment

Romania’s government is making some progress on corruption but a cut to the VAT rate and a new investor-friendly Fiscal Code should help reverse a dip in foreign investment.

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Coronavirus Portugal: Simplified lay-off

The simplified lay-off is an exceptional and temporary measure aimed at maintaining jobs in companies in a business crisis, which may choose between reducing normal working periods and/or suspending employment contracts.

Possibilities for a better London

This year the Silicon Valley comes to the UK (SVC2UK) Summit was held virtually and included a discussion on “London: a ‘Good Growth’ Recovery” between Natalie Campbell, the recently appointed CEO of Belu Water (the social enterprise company which fulfils the water requirements of the UK’s catering sector, giving most of its profits to WaterAid) and Sadiq Khan, Mayor of London.


royal courts of justice

Signature replaces Travers Smith on Fried Frank negligence claim

Travers Smith has been replaced by Signature Litigation on a €40m (£29m) professional negligence claim brought against Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson, it has emerged. A former client of the US firm, Fortelus Capital Management, alleges Fried Frank breached its duty over advice provided on the enforcement of a €20m commercial loan in Paris […]

Simmons & Simmons

Simmons sees “solid” 1 per cent half-year growth

Simmons & Simmons has achieved revenue growth of just 1 per cent at the half year, as turnover increased from £140m to £142m during the first six months of the 2015/16 financial year. Despite managing partner Jeremy Hoyland describing the results as a “solid start to the year” revenue growth has slowed considerably since the […]


Fladgate boosts AIM team as it revisits Fasken for more partner hires

Fladgate has boosted its AIM practice with two more partners from Fasken Martineau just months after hiring the Canadian firm’s employment practice group head Michael McCartney. The latest hires are corporate partners Nigel Gordon and Chris Chrysanthou who are joining Fladgate along with Fasken associate Zehra Kofturcu. Gordon, head of Fasken’s corporate practice group in […]

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