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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.


Freshfields wins Texas Pacific buyout work

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has strengthened its relationship with Texas Pacific Group after landing an instruction to advise the US buyout house on its bid for British Vita. Freshfields private equity partner Ed Braham is advising Texas Pacific on the corporate aspects of its £624m offer for British Vita, a FTSE 250 UK chemicals group . […]

The work-life quiz

Tony Edwards, managing partner, Thomas Eggar What was your first ever job? A porter in a department store. What was your worst experience as a trainee?Being torn to shreds by a senior partner for no apparent reason, and then being advised that “your father did it to me and I’m now doing it to you”. […]

Simmons gets first job from Royal Dutch

Simmons & Simmons has completed its first deal for Royal Dutch/Shell since being awarded a place on the oil giant’s panel last year. Simmons advised Shell on the sale of its oil products business in the Caribbean to the Sol Group, a petroleum affiliate of the Interamericana Trading Corporation. When Shell completed a global review […]

Jeantet continues revenue hike

French stalwart Jeantet & Associés has posted a revenue hike of 10 per cent for the second year running. The firm saw turnover rise from €28.9m (£19.9m) in 2003 to €31.7m (£21.8m) in 2004. This follows a 9.5 per cent improvement between 2002 and 2003. Last year, Jeantet hired two new partners: former EY Law […]

ILA appoints Freshfields partner as president

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner Ken Baird (left) has been appointed as the new president of the UK Insolvency Lawyers’ Association (ILA). Baird took up his position on 5 February. He will be involved in the ILA’s work promoting the role of lawyers in the insolvency profession, as well as developing the theory and practice of […]

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