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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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Shell ditches global panel for 65-strong adviser army

Shell has overhauled its legal panel following a review, trimming a series of local rosters in favour of a gargantuan centralised structure containing about 65 firms. The energy giant has ditched its single global legal panel and the plethora of local ones that it had used over the past few years. Following the review exercise, […]

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Minding your NY partners is better than finding them

Whenever there’s a magic circle exit in the US, bring on the soothsayers who declare “the end is nigh” for the quartet’s American dream. Regardless of whether you agree or not, it’s clear that the magic circle think very differently, as three of the four last month announced the highest number of new partners in […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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Clifford Chance recruits Simmons’ innovation head

Clifford Chance has hired Simmons & Simmons’ innovation head to lead on one of its main best delivery internal arms. April Brousseau has moved to the magic circle firm, where she has taken on a new role as global lead for the firm’s Create venture, which is focused on capturing and developing innovative ideas by […]

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