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What does the future hold for cybersecurity?

With any security policy now and in the future, leaders need to remember the fundamentals of what they are trying to achieve. Everyone wants their business to do well and be successful, and that means protecting data, while keeping business critical systems up and running efficiently. Already today, we’re putting a focus on security – and have seen new compliance laws in relation to that. Requiring compliance with regulation is just one way of trying to force the market to adopt minimum acceptable standards. But this is just that – the minimum – and every business leader needs to aim higher than that level.

Financial services investigations and enforcement monthly round up

A round-up of recent enforcement actions and investigations in the financial services sector. This month in summary: FCA publishes Decision Notice against Corrado Abbattista for market manipulation ICO fines company £130,000 for unauthorised pensions cold calls FCA publicly censures former Worldspreads CEO for market misconduct FCA scraps half its criminal probes into money-laundering breaches   FCA publishes Decision Notice against Corrado Abbattista for market manipulation.

Webinar: Thrive in complexity with intelligent case research tools

Accurate and comprehensive case research is a challenge shared across the legal profession. As printed law reports have given way to digital resources and ever more information is available online, how have the dynamics of common law research evolved, and how do practitioners approach this crucial work in the information age?


Wedlake Bell will still refer to Buse

Wedlake Bell is putting a brave face on the loss of its German alliance member to the new European Legal Alliance, set up by Field Fisher Waterhouse (The Lawyer, 4 February)

Freehills saves NAB from £20bn disaster

Australian law firm believed to have charged £14m in robust defence of bank Freehills has successfully defended the National Australia Bank (NAB) in a claim for A$56bn (£20.2bn) which has gripped the nation. Freehills is believed to have pocketed an estimated A$40m (£14.4m) in legal fees for the defence.NAB was sued by inventor and small […]

Worth fighting for

Zimbabwean lawyer Lydia Zigomo is taking a stand against President Mugabe’s corrupt regime despite the threat of violent repercussions Isn’t life hard for the average City lawyer at the moment? There’s so much to think about. Even if turnover is going to hit budget by the end of the financial year, profits are probably going […]

Deals summary

Ashurst Morris Crisp (Michael Smith) advised Daiwa Securities and Mizuho International as managers of a ¥21.8bn (£115m) securitisation of auto receivables originated by the Orient Corporation (Orico). Nishimura & Partners (So Saito) of Tokyo advised Orico. Allen & Overy (Andrew Harrow) advised the dealers on the $1bn (£707m) medium term note (MTN) programme of Hysan. […]

Our fair lady

Head of legal at the Office of Fair Trading Pat Edwards is relishing her growing remit and increased responsibility. Jennifer Currie investigates the world of the shark killers Pat Edwards is on the lookout for new talent. As the head of the Office of Fair Trading’s (OFT) legal services division, she is all too aware […]

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