Canada foreign investment update stops short of directly acknowledging link between investor and perceived non-democratic country as key risk factor

Updated national security review guidelines explain Canadas approach to assessing potential national security risks posed by foreign investments.

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Shoosmiths’ Simon Boss on working smarter and rethinking the way we operate

Ahead of the inaugural Smarter Working Week in association with Shoosmiths event, Shoosmiths chief executive Simon Boss spoke with The Lawyer about the concept of smarter working and how that has evolved over the past year. “Many people may think smarter working is just about efficiency or productivity” and while it includes that, it’s actually […]

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Essex Court’s Singapore presence hit by group exit

All six members of Essex Court Chambers‘ Singapore affiliate are to leave the practice, as the crisis around China sanctions deepens. The team departure comes less than 24 hours after the magic circle set lost Jern-Fei Ng QC in London to 7 Bedford Row. Those leaving Essex Court Chambers Duxton (Singapore group practice) are VK Rajah […]

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