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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.

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Ashurst has put an overseas partner on its management board for the first time. Rated Milan finance partner Daniele Reynaud was elected late last autumn as a replacement for board member Jeremy Hill, who quit the firm for Debevoise & Plimpton in September. Crucially, Reynaud stood unopposed. Senior partner Geoffrey Green said: “There was a […]

Corporate deals round-up

Linklaters (Jeremy Parr, Gavin Robert) and Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton advised United Technologies on its recommenced offer for UK safety provider Kidde. Kidde advised by Baker & McKenzie. Allen & Overy (Alastair Asher) advised Serco Group on its acquisition of ITNET, a UK IT services company. ITNET advised by Wragge & Co. Eversheds (Jon […]

Radcliffes LeBrasseur – UK 100

Turnover: £19.2m Profit per equity partner: £100,000 Equity spread: £78,000-£120,000 Net profit: £2.1m Profit margin: 11 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: £80,000 Revenue per lawyer: £183,000 Revenue per partner: £400,000 Revenue per equity partner: £914,000 Cost per lawyer: £163,000 Profit per lawyer: £20,000 No of partners: 48 No of equity partners: 21 No of female […]

McGrigors – UK 100

Turnover: £41m (estimated to end September 2004) Profit per equity partner: £238,000 Equity spread: £140,000-£350,000 (both estimated) Net profit: £10.4m (estimated to end September 2004) Profit margin: 25 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: £110,000-£140,000 Revenue per lawyer: £173,000 Revenue per partner: £788,000 Revenue per equity partner: £932,000 Cost per lawyer: £129,000 Profit per lawyer: £44,000 […]

Dickinson Dees – UK 100

Turnover: £39.5m Profit per equity partner: £280,000 Equity spread: £220,000-£315,000 Net profit: £9m Profit margin: 23 per cent Salaried partner remuneration: £110,000 Revenue per lawyer: £219,000 Revenue per partner: £617,000 Revenue per equity partner: £1,234,000 Cost per lawyer: £169,000 Profit per lawyer: £50,000 No of partners: 64 No of equity partners: 32 No of female […]

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