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The 21st Century Silk Road – China's Belt & Road Initiative

Published on 18 May 2017. By Rico Chan, Trainee Solicitor

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China's "One Belt, One Road" has attracted widespread attention in Asia since 2013. But what is it about? What are the opportunities ahead? And what should foreign investors be aware of?

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Supporting a mentally healthy workforce

Published on 10 May 2017. By Heather Rimmer, Trainee Solicitor

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In Mental Health Week Heather Rimmer considers how the workplace affects those struggling with their mental health and what businesses can do to help.

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The rise and rise of e-sports

Published on 28 April 2017. By Chris Keville, Trainee Solicitor

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With the announcement that e-sports will be included in the official programme for the 2022 Asian Games, competitive gaming is now a globally significant brand, and the once-derided pastime of playing video games is now a viable, and lucrative, career opportunity.

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No more payouts for ticket touts?

Published on 19 April 2017. By Sarah Newby, Trainee Solicitor

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Ticket touts are exploiting sports and entertainment fans by artificially inflating ticket prices. Will the recent amendments to the Digital Economy Bill (DEB) be effective at preventing this unfair practice?

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Easter and the Cocoa Calamity

Published on 13 April 2017. By Sami Thompson, Trainee Solicitor

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With the world in the midst of a cocoa crisis, this could be the last Easter as you know it.

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China’s consumer credit rating culture is evolving fast - probably too fast?

Published on 10 April 2017. By Christopher To, Trainee Solicitor

Ratings are a big deal; school ratings, restaurant ratings and movie ratings to name but a few. There is now at least one more rating that matters to people in mainland China - online credit ratings.

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Choppy waters ahead: the decline of North Sea oil

Published on 03 April 2017. By James Ablett, Trainee Solicitor

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On 8 February 2017, Royal Dutch Shell unveiled its plans for decommissioning the Brent oilfield. Many other producers of North Sea oil are considering ceasing operation, or have already done so. However, the decline of this industry may herald the emergence of another: what opportunities does decommissioning present?

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The role of executive pay in promoting responsible business

Published on 24 March 2017. By Holly Pownall, Trainee Solicitor

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Executive pay is a thorny issue. Well-structured remuneration packages can help to ensure that companies are run responsibly for the benefit of shareholders, employees, customers, and wider society. However, when improperly designed, executive pay packages can encourage short-term and risky behaviour which dents public confidence in business.

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Computer says...sell, sell, sell!

Published on 14 February 2017. By Alex Farrow, Trainee Solicitor

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False news stories and the stock market - a toxic combination or a risk-taker's dream?

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