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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.

Webinar: Thrive in complexity with intelligent case research tools

Accurate and comprehensive case research is a challenge shared across the legal profession. As printed law reports have given way to digital resources and ever more information is available online, how have the dynamics of common law research evolved, and how do practitioners approach this crucial work in the information age?

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Guildhall hires marketing expert for new CEO role

Bristol-based Guildhall Chambers has hired the business development and marketing director of accountancy firm BDO Stoy Hayward as its first chief executive. Prior to working at BDO, Hamish Munro, who joined Guildhall last week, had 15 years of experience in business development and marketing with law firms including Davies Arnold Cooper, Eversheds and Simmons & […]

Ashurst secures activist investor’s HSBC bid role

Ashurst‘s bold strategy of targeting activist investors as clients is paying off, with the top 10 firm advising a boldface activist on its current assault on HSBC. US-headquartered asset manager Knight Vinke has turned to Ashurst for strategic advice on its focus on the UK’s biggest bank. The shareholder activist now has the backing of […]

Herbies bolsters Bangkok for corporate refocus

Herbert Smith has signalled its renewed confidence in Thailand with the appointment of Rashane Leerabandu as head of corporate and commercial in Bangkok. The firm scaled down its Thai offering to focus on dispute resolution and construction following a scandal in 1997 that led to head of regional arbitration Henry Uscinski being imprisoned for five […]

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