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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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Cleary quartet decamps for Freshfields’ New York office

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has secured one of its biggest team hires in New York, recruiting four partners from Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. The team is led by Ethan Klingsberg, a Cleary corporate veteran who has been at the firm since 1994. Fellow M&A partner Paul Tiger is also joining Freshfields, having been a partner […]

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Mishcon loses to Cleary in billion-dollar mining arbitration

Mishcon de Reya has lost a billion-dollar arbitration case against a Brazilian mining company, represented by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Cleary secured a $2bn payout for its client Vale, who claimed $1.25bn in damages for losses suffered in a joint venture dating back to 2010, with the mining arm of Israeli tycoon Beny Steinmetz’s […]

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Cleary joins City duo on sale of Times Higher Education

Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton has bagged the lead mandate for TPG in its sale of university rankings guide Times Higher Education. The deal sees TPG sell Times Higher Education to a vehicle owned by Inflexion Private Equity. Times Higher Education gathers data, rankings and content on universities around the world, and has clients including […]

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