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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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Winston & Strawn has confirmed it plans to launch an office in Dubai in the coming months with the hire of Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman finance partners James Simpson and Stephen Jurgenson. Simpson, who was the co-head of global energy and infrastructure at Pillsbury, will be the co-chair of Winston & Strawn’s global project finance […]

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Hot 100 career quiz: Kate Burns

Name: Kate Burns Organisation: NotOnTheHighStreet.com Position: General Counsel Trained at: Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer In Hot 100 for: Stepping up to the GC role at a crucial time for NotOnTheHighStreet and making the position her own. Read her full Hot 100 profile. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? One of my most vivid was […]

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