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The Changing Face of Digital ID in Jersey and Guernsey

The problem of confirming identity without face-to-face meetings during the COVID-19 pandemic has brought digital systems for the verification of identity (“Digital ID”) into focus, and may well accelerate the transition from paper based to digital systems as the default means of verifying identity. The Guernsey Financial Services Commission (“GFSC”) and Jersey Financial Services Commission […]

Irish High Court directs remote hearing of witness action

COVID-19 and the associated social distancing and other public health measures have had far-reaching practical consequences for court hearings. From the outset of the pandemic, the courts adapted quickly by introducing full remote hearings – initially for appeal hearings that did not require witnesses to give evidence, but also more recently for hearings involving witnesses. […]

How to develop your emotional intelligence?

In this article, Andrea Cardillo, Managing Partner TPC Leadership Italy, explains in an interview with TPCL Global team, the need to understand and develop your Emotional Intelligence (EQ) to help manage our relationships in a digital age. Question – by TPCL Global: Why talk about Emotional Intelligence today? Answer – by Andrea Cardillo (AC): Said […]

What is Emotional Intelligence (EQ)?

Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is a set of emotional and social skills that influence how we perceive and express ourselves, develop and maintain relationships, manage changes and challenges, and use the information provided by emotions to make good decisions.

Ireland Update: Strategy on Remote Working Strives to Keep Up

Ireland’s Department of Trade, Enterprise and Employment (“Department”) recently published a strategy paper outlining its vision for remote working entitled “Making Remote Work – National Remote Work Strategy” (“Remote Working Strategy”). The Remote Working Strategy confirms the Government’s intention to legislate for employees to have a right to request remote working. While recognising the many […]

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Brussels

King & Spalding gets Brussels up and running with Mayer Brown hire

King & Spalding has hired a life sciences regulatory partner in Brussels to launch formally the firm’s 21st international office. Genevieve Michaux, who was previously at Mayer Brown since 2016, joined the firm as a partner to focus on regulatory issues in the life sciences industry. She focuses on European Union, French and Belgian food […]

HSF

HSF to kickstart selection process for CEO role

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) chief executive officer Mark Rigotti has announced internally that he will not seek to be reappointed next year, The Lawyer understands. The CEO is understood to have notified the firm’s leadership council that he won’t put himself forward for another term, meaning the firm will have to select a new leader […]

Dentons

Clydes secures victory for Dentons in legal privilege case

Dentons has successfully defended an appeal brought against it by a group of investors, after the latter demanded to see documents protected by legal advice privilege. The case was brought against Dentons by investors Lee Victor Addlesee and others, claiming they lost over €6.5m due to an allegedly fraudulent investment scheme operated by Cypriot company […]

Clydes reveals new leadership as Hasson’s 15-year reign nears end

Clyde & Co has opted for an internal candidate to take on the role of its next chief executive officer, after it was revealed that Peter Hasson will be standing down next year. Matthew Kelsall will replace Hasson from the start of 2020. Hasson has been CEO since 2005. Kelsall is currently the firm’s chief […]

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