27 January 2014

Santiago Gómez Sancha

Lawyer Management – Santiago Gómez Sancha, head of IT, Uría Menéndez

Santiago Gómez Sancha has been head of IT at Slaughter and May’s Spanish best friend, Uría Menéndez, since 2003. What’s been your biggest career challenge?  To manage my team and the stakeholders affected when a disaster recovery situation happened. Something in between a complete disaster and my worst nightmare happened while I was on a weekend […]

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European cybercop

The EU believes strict regulation is the path to online security, and accountants are already lining up to seize the advice work As action heroes go, the sombre-suited members of the European Commission and their hordes of faceless Eurocrats aren’t a patch on a pumped, bloodied Bruce Willis in his sweat-soaked vest. But the commission’s […]

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Truth behind good retention rates

Great news for junior lawyers: trainee retention rates are on the up. Over the past month many firms have issued upbeat bulletins on their spring qualifiers and the trend is uniformly good. Top of the pile are Nabarro, Olswang and Osborne Clarke, which all scored 100 per cent, but the following firms have also released strong figures: Ashurst (96 […]

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Unisys GC Pavel Klimov: It takes a geek…

With his techie background, Unisys GC for Emea Pavel Klimov is well placed to understand how lawyers can help combat the cyber threat  Mention cyber security to many in-house general counsel and the result will be a soft cough, an averted gaze and the sound of shuffling feet. For most, the world of cyber attacks […]


Moves 27 January 2014

Move of the Week Barclays has hired Lloyds Banking Group’s (LBG) head of legal for channels and intermediaries within the retail & wealth division Sian McIntyre. McIntyre has been in senior legal roles within the retail and wealth department since 2008, initially working as head of legal for corporate and commercial. She will join Barclays […]

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The London startup giving meaning to Big Data

Finding patterns in mass data is a service in demand, says Kristofer Månsson of Silobreaker  Silobreaker did not specialise in cyber security from the start. Rather, cyber security came to it in the form of some of the largest US hardware and software companies looking to gain insight into threat intelligence data they had gathered. […]


Creating secure ecosystems for communications

The Prism scandal has boosted awareness of vulnerability, says Mike Janke of Silent Circle Recent events surrounding the US National Security Agency’s (NSA) interception and monitoring of email and phone data under the Prism programme have given greater visibility to companies that specialise in providing secure and encrypted communications.  Silent Circle, founded by Phil Zimmerman, […]


Mobile security and the enterprise factor

Mobile device security is about more than the consumer offer, says Lookout’s Thomas Labarthe  Lookout sees its footprint in the consumer market as a stepping stone to the enterprise mobile security space, where it intends to capitalise on the growing ‘bring your own device’ trend. The company’s security software monitors a mobile phone’s activity and […]

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Tapping into the Israeli hi-tech venture market

Helping the strong Israeli tech sector get funding is vital, says INE Ventures’ Paul Grossinger  The strength of the technology available in Israel, especially in the mobile and ‘software as a service’ (SaaS) sectors, has encouraged US-based Israel-Northeast Ventures (INE) to launch a dedicated first fund and incubation programme. The Philadelphia, PA-based firm sees Israeli […]

Olney Slaughters

Slaughters goes wild out East

Firm grabs US capability in HK with first Asia lateral, but elsewhere it’s steady ahead  Anyone play legal charades over Christmas? If you did, it’s a fair bet you didn’t portray a risk-taking renegade to illustrate Slaughter and May. But new year, new image and all that. Three weeks into 2014 and the firm has […]


Taming the legal Wolf pack

The Wolf of Wall Street movie could be a cautionary tale for some City lawyers The corporate world’s excess is laid bare in blockbuster The Wolf of Wall Street. While the film follows the rise of Wall Street broker Jordan Belfort it is not a million miles away from some issues in today’s legal market […]


Luxembourg: International style

Second-tier international law firms are joining the top players in Luxembourg as its stability and global outlook continue to attract big business Situated at the geographical and political heart of Europe, Luxembourg has become a major international financial centre over the years and is now the largest hub for investment funds in the EU. It […]

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