Balkans special report: swimming against a tide of corruption

Investigating organised crime remains a major challenge in the Balkans, yet better collaboration and cooperation between cross-border authorities are strengthening legal frameworks. The Lawyer spoke to those working on these changes

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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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A&O debuts legal services centre with South Africa foray

Allen & Overy (A&O) is set to open a new legal services centre in South Africa in the first part of 2020, building on the capabilities of its existing Belfast outpost. The new centre, located in Johannesburg, will contribute efforts in providing cost-effective resources for transactions, a service that the firm has been offering in […]

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