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Loading NIS directive 2.0 for higher cybersecurity protection

Given that the landscape of threats has significantly expanded, it comes as no surprise that the European Commission has proposed a revised version of the Directive concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union.


Bakers scores second Arqiva deal in a week

Baker & McKenzie has secured its second contract this week for communications company Arqiva, advising on a deal with Digital 3 and 4. As reported on (7 August), Bakers commercial partner Duncan Reid-Thomas led a team advising the company on a £500m contract to design, build and operate a national digital terrestrial TV network […]

Haking back

The revelation that corporate legends Nigel Boardman and Barry O’Brien played on the Slaughter and May rugby team together (before O’Brien moved to his current home, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) was just too beautiful an image for Tulkinghorn to pass up. So, he is delighted to present, for the first time ever, Tulkinghorn’s rugby XV. The […]

Lovells institutes snakes and ladders strategy for lockstep

At least one Lovells equity partner has slid from the top to the bottom rung of the firm’s lockstep ladder via performance-related sanctions introduced last year. Partners at the firm okayed plans last January that gave the partnership council the authority to take action against underperforming partners. So far 10 partners have been affected by […]

Simpson Thacher seals landmark Blackstone fund

The Blackstone Group has turned to regular adviser Simpson Thacher & Bartlett for the raising of its latest fund, the $21.7bn (£10.67bn) Blackstone Capital Partners V. The firm’s New York-based corporate partner Michael Wolitzer led the team acting on the fund, which is thought to be the world’s largest private equity vehicle, alongside tax partner […]

Lawyer at foot-and-mouth company has no US licence

The general counsel for US animal research company Merial, one of the companies at the heart of the investigation into the foot-and-mouth outbreak in Surrey, has not had an active US legal licence since 2000, it has emerged. Horace Nalle has been general counsel at Merial since 1997, but asked the State Bar of Pennsylvania […]

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