As most of us are still working from home, we are communicating virtually for long periods every day, with diverse groups of people from different cultures, forums and time zones. We are continuing our usual work tasks and commitments, but now having to deliver meetings and presentations as well as communicate a host of difficult messages.
With workplace restrictions likely to be in place in one form or another for the remainder of 2020, if you are welcoming a new joiner to your legal team , the likelihood is that the onboarding will have to be done remotely.
Giambrone, once again, is delighted to announce that the firm has been selected as a finalist in the prestigious Top Legal Awards, in the category the Best Law Firm in Southern Italy and the Isles in 2020. Alessandro Gravante, senior partner, commented “Top Legal is the most distinguished organisation in the Italian legal sector that assesses and […]
By Andrew Graham, Amy Leech Our Shoospeak HR podcast considers the recent increase in cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the issues employers are facing as a result. Shoosmiths colleagues Andy Graham, Amy Anderson and Amy Leech discuss the rise of cyberbullying within the workplace and some of the key issues employers are facing […]
By Rachel Turnbull, Francesca Poole What are the changes? The UK Government has recently released guidance confirming a number of requirements for Food Business Operators (FBOs) who wish to export packaged food and beverages to Europe after the end of the BREXIT transition period. FBOs are advised to read this guidance in detail if required. This […]
By Nick Holland, Sarah Tedstone The case was begun by Max Schrems as a complaint to the Irish data protection authority, the Data Protection Commission (DPC), about Facebook in Ireland sending his personal data to Facebook’s US parent company making it subject to mass covert US surveillance laws. The case dealt with whether two of […]
By András Nagy The Hungarian Competition Authority (HCA) has initiated an investigation against TikTok, the popular social media platform. TikTok’s capacity to generate vast amounts of consumer data and shower its users with ads has already sounded several alarm bells as regulators attempt to make sense of the phenomena that is digitalisation. The HCA took […]
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White & Case’s Warsaw office is losing a team of lawyers to Deloitte Legal, with one of its partners taking on a leadership role for the accountancy giant’s Polish offering. The team of eight lawyers is led by banking and finance partner Tomasz Ostrowski, who in early 2021 will become the local managing partner of […]
Eversheds Sutherland’s flexible working scheme, which it rolled out as part of a series of Covid-19 measures, is to come to an end on 30 November. In May, the firm announced it was reducing the earnings and working patterns of some lawyers and staff by up to 20 per cent for a six month period. […]
The associate general counsel of the M&A group at HSBC is leaving after more than seven years. In-house lawyer Graham Kirk will become group general counsel and company secretary at British aerospace manufacturing company Cobham. At HSBC, Kirk was one of four lawyers who helped the bank’s group strategy and planning function on M&A transactions […]
Norton Rose Fulbright has entered into a ‘best friend’ relationship with a Chinese boutique firm, which could lead it to become the eighth international firm to establish a Shanghai Free Trade Zone joint operation office (JOO). As part of the strategic move, Norton Rose Fulbright’s new alliance firm Shanghai Pacific has hired banking partner Joy […]
Ashurst and Reed Smith have acted on JPIMedia Group’s sale of its printing plants to the owner of the Daily Mail. As part of the deal, dmg media has acquired JPIMedia Print Holdings Ltd and its subsidiaries across three print sites – Dinnington, Portsmouth and Carn in Northern Ireland. Ashurst acted for regional publisher JPI, […]
Clyde & Co has parted ways with Scottish real estate firm Simpson & Marwick, just five years after the firms merged. The firms merged in October 2015, marking Clydes’ first foray into Scotland. Now Simpson & Marwick has decided to go it alone, with its 26-strong residential property team moving to new offices. Simpson & […]