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The future of work in a pandemic era

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all facets of life as we know it, forcing immediate recalibrations of how we work and live. Today, industries across the globe are considering the future of work in a pandemic era, making difficult decisions with the best information on hand, against various unknowns. They know that reopening and perhaps even redefining the workplace means successfully working through incredible uncertainty.

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.


Faegre boosts German office with Heussen raid

US firm Faegre & Benson has ramped up its Frankfurt office with an eight-lawyer raid on German firm Heussen, leaving Heussen’s Frankfurt operation with just three lawyers. The hires include the head of the Frankfurt office and former managing director of Heussen Karl Walter. Georg-René Lubinski is the only remaining partner at Heussen’s Frankfurt office. Horst Daniel, executive […]

Browne Jacobson: Environmental control

Browne Jacobson: Environmental control” />Nottingham-based law firm Browne Jacobson made it into The Sunday Times annual best places to work list for the first time this year. HR director Eileen Henry is convinced that the firm’s debut on the list was due to the firm’s friendly culture and flexible work policies, although she is humble […]

Appeal Court sets world freezing order rules

The Court of Appeal has outlined a set of guidelines on enforcing world freezing orders, or Mareva orders, after noting that no appeal court had dealt with them before. The eight rules will be referred to as the Dadourian Guidelines, named after Dadourian Group International, the successful respondent in the appeal. They can be found […]

French independent Ginestie launches recruitment drive

French independent Ginestié Magellan Paley-Vincent & Associés has added six fee-earners to its roster, poaching from domestic rivals and US firms. The firm has hired Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton associate Bruno Bertrand as a corporate partner, as well as promoting Franck Bourgeois. Bourgeois was an associate at Ginestié since 2004, having joined the firm […]

Fair trade?

With the US putting in extradition requests for UK citizens accused of white-collar offences, and with no signs of reciprocation, Joanne Harris reports on why some regard the treaty as a farce A group of former National Westminster Bank (NatWest) bankers were given a lifeline last week after being granted the right to appeal to […]

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