The NHS breach last week has – once again – highlighted the importance of cybersecurity in large organisations. Where are law firms at right now, and what more can they do to protect themselves? The Lawyer gathered a panel of experts to discuss the issues.
Concerns about information security — including cybersecurity and physical security — are increasingly permeating corporate life. As directors prepare to fulfill their duty of care in an informed way, what issues matter today? This checklist features the top 10 questions boards should ask themselves about their company’s cybersecurity readiness… If you are registered and logged […]
Hogan Lovells is scanning the City to look for the “most sustainable building” in London, as it formalises aspects of its search for a new headquarters. With the lease ending in 2026, late last year the firm assembled a team of advisers that includes sustainability specialists tasked with ensuring the firm’s objectives are pursued during […]
As US firms pile in to reveal their 2019 financials, Proskauer Rose has joined a growing number of outlets reporting double-digit turnover growth in the City. The firm said its London office brought in $81.4m over 2019, an increase of 18 per cent from $68.7m. Average profit per equity partner totalled $2.75m, while globally turnover […]
German listed Infineon has defended its choice to instruct Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, after one of its shareholders challenged the decision’s ethical standards due to the magic circle firm’s involvement in the cum-ex scandal. The shareholder, named Jakob Ziemes of J. Ziemes Mineralölhandel GmbH, raised the concerns to Infineon Technologies AG’s upcoming general meeting in a […]
Macfarlanes, Travers Smith and Clifford Chance have won mandates on the consolidation of two UK asset managers, Jupiter Fund Management and Merian Global Investors. Clifford Chance acted for the buyer Jupiter, which acquired Merian for some £390m, creating a retail funds manager with just over £60bn of assets under management. Corporate partner David Pudge led […]
The Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has found huge discrepancies in Legal Practice Course (LPC) pass rates across the country in its annual quality assurance report. In the 2017/18 academic year, pass rates ranged from as high as 100 per cent to as low as 29 per cent depending on where students study. The overall pass […]
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has brought in a three-lawyer team in Brussels to strengthen its disputes practice. White & Case partner Nathalie Colin makes the move to the magic circle firm’s Belgian office after four years with her previous firm. She will join Freshfields together with principal associates Alexandre Hublet and Nino De Lathauwer. Colin specialises […]