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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 […]


DLA Piper advises Synergia Capital Partners on share issue investment to Res2

DLA Piper has advised Synergia Capital Partners on a share issue investment to Res2 BV. Res2 has created a new-generation departure control system named ‘iPort’, which provides information on departures for airline passengers. The system is currently used by more than 100 airports and airlines across six continents. The share issue provided by Synergia will […]

Cyprus: the stone on the beach — its financial problems and the eurozone

So here we go again — the world’s single biggest currency back in play. Cyprus is a tiny economy but the treatment of its financial problems by the eurozone could have symbolic and far-reaching consequences. Cyprus is like a small stone on a big wide beach casting a long shadow all the way down the […]


One Essex Court’s Grabiner and Mishcon bring Guy Hands EMI case to UK

One Essex Court’s Tony Grabiner QC and Mishcon de Reya have picked up a role on private equity magnate Guy Hands’ long running battle against Citigroup over his ill-fated acquisition of EMI. It emerged last week that the case would be unexpectedly transferred to the English courts from the US after several court hearings in […]

Conyers advises underwriters on Lenta initial public offering

Conyers Dill & Pearman has advised the underwriters, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan, VTB Capital, UBS and TBG Capital, on the initial public offering (IPO) of Lenta, a Russian hypermarket chain. Global depositary receipts of Lenta began trading on the main market of the London Stock Exchange and the Moscow Stock Exchange on 5 […]

Romania: new perspective on dawn raids and leniency following criminal legislation amendments

By Cătălin Suliman The entry into force in Romania on 1 February 2014 of the new criminal codes implementing laws — i.e. Law no. 187/2012 and Law no. 255/2013, respectively — brought important changes to certain non-criminal laws such as Competition Law no. 21/1996 republished, as further amended and supplemented. Two of these amendments concern the requirement […]

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