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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 […]

The Dangers of Joint Property

“How is your joint property held” is a question Shakespeare Martineau ask every client undertaking estate planning or making a will.

How offshore law firms have stepped up to the challenges of 2020

In this interview, excerpts of which originally appeared in Asian Legal Business, Ogier partner and head of ESG Funds in Hong Kong Kate Hodson discusses how offshore law firms have stepped up to meet this changing business landscape, the ramping up of regulations, and the growing momentum around ESG.

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Shearman in global overhaul of how firm assesses its staff

Shearman & Sterling is in the process of changing the way it assess its staff, as an increasing number of firms steer away from the traditional annual performance review and towards real-time feedback. The US firm is overhauling its performance management systems and rolling out a new career development approach for staff globally. The new […]

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A&O’s NY finance practice dealt a blow as pair leave for Shearman

The co-heads of Allen & Overy’s leveraged finance practice in New York have left the magic circle for Shearman & Sterling. Alan Rockwell and Michael Chernick, who cover all areas of leveraged finance, including M&A and private equity LBO financings, are to make the move from A&O. Rockwell started his career at the Scottish firm […]

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Shearman lands role on latest billion-dollar media merger

Shearman & Sterling and Gunderson Dettmer took the lead advisory roles as Vice Media revealed its plans to acquire counterpart media company Refinery29. Vice, which is known for its reporting of issues that are not tackled in the mainstream media, acquired the online publisher Refinery29 which mostly targets female audiences. The combined value of the […]

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A&O and ENSafrica lead on South African Airways rescue

South African firm ENSafrica and Allen & Overy are leading on the business recovery of one of Africa’s largest airlines, South African Airways, saving it from collapse. ENSafrica’s chairman Michael Katz is leading for the airline on behalf of the National Treasury of South Africa, which manages its national economic policy. South African Airways is […]

WeWork calls on trio of US firms for Softbank rescue

Weil Gotshal & Manges and Morrison & Foerster are some of the firms that have been roped in to advise on SoftBank’s $9.5bn rescue of WeWork. Weil is the latest firm to join the WeWork and SoftBank story, advising the Japanese conglomerate that is leading the rescue of the co-working space company, following the collapse […]

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