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Romanian draft law on 5G technology under strong criticism from both public authorities and private stakeholders

The Draft law on the adoption of certain measures concerning informatic and communications infrastructures of national interest and the conditions for deployment of 5G networks initiated by the former Ministry of Transportation, Infrastructure and Communications has undergone a new series of examinations from the relevant public authorities as part of the legislative procedure.

Insurance Bulletin Spring 2021

Although the full impact of Covid-19 on the re/insurance industry remains unclear, the need to retain capital to meet potential losses has contributed to a general hardening of the market after 15 years of soft market conditions characterised by excess capacity, low prices and more relaxed policy terms.

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HSF dishes out one-off bonuses to staff

Herbert Smith Freehills is paying all staff globally a one-off financial payment of 5 per cent of their salary, on the back of positive performance so far this year. The bonus will be made in March to all employees, with salary costs totalling £400.5m according to the firm’s last global LLP accounts. This would see […]

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Shoosmiths branches into consulting with new venture

Shoosmiths has launched a new separate consultancy arm, as firms ramp up efforts to provide alternative services for clients. ‘Shoosmiths8 Connected Services’ has been established to help clients with their legal, as well as broader business requirements. It includes a suite of eight products across innovation, contracts, coaching, corporate advisory, privacy and data. The eight […]

Women and the Pandemic: has the conversation changed?  

The Covid-19 pandemic has received its fair share of bad press regarding its impact on working women. But are there any positives that will drive equality for women in the legal profession? The views of our female peers are mixed. Some hail the advent of increased remote-working and the ability to convert commuting time into […]

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