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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.


A slice of the action

Move over, magic circle firms. In the volatile Dutch market, it's Norton Rose, Simmons and Lovells which are making the most progress

The Leader Column

The financial results for the year 2001-02 are trickling through more slowly than usual and it doesn’t take a genius to work out that this is because management is worried about the market response.Very few firms will want to shout about their figures, but surely they can take consolation in the fact that everyone is […]


On 31 May 2002, the European Insolv-ency Regulation came into force throughout the EU, with the exception of Denmark. It has been a long time coming. Insolv-ency proceedings were excluded from the 1968 Brussels Convention on Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Judgments in Civil and Commercial Matters, with the intention that there would be a […]

Simmons doubles German capability in Frankfurt

Simmons & Simmons is to open its second German office in Frankfurt on 8 July The new office adds to Simmons’ capability in Düsseldorf, where it opened in January 2001. Financial markets partner Stephen Moller will relocate from London to take on the managing partner role. He will be joined initially by five financial markets […]

Deals summary

Weil Gotshal & Manges (Jacky Kelly) advised UBS in connection with structuring and executing a e176m (£113.8m) synthetic collateralised debt obligation. Lead manager Schroder Salomon Smith Barney was advised by Ashurst Morris Crisp (Erica Handling). Allen & Overy advised Deutsche Bank and Dresdner Bank as joint lead managers and joint bookrunners, and ABN Amro Bank […]

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