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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.

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Mrs Tulkinghorn and the wives of the Lovells lawyers who worked on the recent Sanctuary deal, when private equity house HG Capital injected more equity into the business, were treated to a day out at the luxury spa. Lucky ladies. But while Tulkinghorn believes that the day of pampering was well deserved, he wonders what […]

Woolf cagey as plans for diversity revealed

The Lord Chancellor, Lord Falconer last week announced his long-awaited plans to increase judicial diversity, prompting a cautious response from the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Woolf. Falconer announced that he would open the judiciary to legal executives, patent agents and trademark attorneys in addition to barristers and solicitors. He also reduced the number of years […]

US national firms under threat as big-paying NY elite eye partners

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher tops national firms’ PEP figures as multi-office running costs hit financial performance US national giants risk losing their leading partners to the Manhattan elite after figures revealed that they are falling far behind in terms of partner remuneration. While Baker & McKenzie (B&M), Jones Day, Latham & Watkins and Sidley Austin […]

Irish competition ace joins Monckton

Monckton Chambers has brought in Irish silk Michael Collins SC as a door tenant in a further boost to the set’s competition expertise. Collins is called to the Bar in England and Wales as well as Ireland. He worked with Shearman & Sterling in the 1980s as a member of the New York Bar, and […]

Marriott Harrison to lead SME fund panel

DMH Stallard , Marriott Harrison and Rosenblatt have all secured places on the panel for a new government-sponsored operation to provide funding for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The three firms have been appointed to the panel for the London Technology Fund (LTF), which will support technology start-ups. The one month-old LTF is a £15m […]

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