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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.

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Linklaters has promoted 30 lawyers to the partnership, as part of an international but male-dominated round. Effective from 1 May 2020, the promotions were made across 10 jurisdictions and 11 practices. Fourteen lawyers have been made up in the UK – the highest number since 2007 – with 53 per cent of the round promoted […]

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Linklaters suspends partner profits distribution for Q4

Linklaters has decided not to pay the next quarter’s distribution of profits to partners, which had been scheduled to take place in June. The decision reflects similar moves taken by Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, which this week confirmed it too would not be dishing out profits to partners for Q4. As well as this, Linklaters will […]

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Linklaters puts focus on legal ops with new graduate scheme

Linklaters has become the latest firm to set up a graduate scheme based solely around legal operations, as part of an overall rethink as to how it delivers services to clients. The magic circle firm is set to offer the graduate scheme to between five and 10 individuals from August/September 2020, who will undergo a […]

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