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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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Sidley Austin promotes City duo in 30-strong round

Sidley Austin has elected 30 new partners, including a lawyer duo in London. Out of the 30 promoted worldwide, Alastair Hopwood in commercial litigation and disputes and Michelle Tong in private equity were the ones given the nod in the City office. Hopwood acts mostly for clients in the banking, financial services, insurance and reinsurance […]

Sidley ramps up London recruitment with Proskauer hire

Sidley Austin has added a new corporate recruit from Proskauer Rose’s London office, following on from the hire of ex-Kirkland & Ellis funds partner Mateja Maher last month, The firm has brought in corporate and PE partner Eleanor Shanks, who spent over three years at Proskauer. Working within the firm’s private equity and mergers and […]

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Ex-Kirkland partner takes on funds role at Sidley Austin

Sidley Austin has rejuvenated its funds department with a new partner hire, following the exit of three of its members to Dechert in quick succession. The general counsel of Campbell Lutyens, Mateja Maher, is to join Sidley Austin’s investment funds group having moved in-house four years ago. Campbell Lutyens is a private equity advisory firm […]

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