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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?


Sackers seeks Pensions Regulator help in saving Telent’s scheme

Sacker & Partners has sealed its reputation in the pensions market, advising the trustees of Telent’s pension scheme amid intervention from the Pensions Regulator. Sackers partners Jonathan Seres, Peter Docking and Ian Cormican acted for the trustees of the GEC 1972 Plan, approaching the regulator to request it exercise its powers to appoint an independent […]

Exits and referral slump see Lawfort shut up shop

Belgian independent firm Lawfort has disbanded its partnership after suffering years of lawyer defections and diminishing instructions following its split from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Lawfort was founded in Brussels in 1997 and once boasted 125 lawyers across offices in Brussels, Antwerp, Ghent, Liège and Prague, as well as exclusive relationships with Turkish firm Pekin & Bayar […]

Offshore market rocked by Mourant-Walkers merger

Walkers partner Ian McMurdo has defected to Cayman Islands rival Maples and Calder as the first ripples appear in the offshore market following the surprise confirmation that Walkers and Mourant du Feu & Jeune are in merger discussions. As exclusively revealed by The Lawyer (22 October), Walkers managing partner Grant Stein has rocked the proverbial […]

Camerons gets in with magic circle on BNFL work

CMS Cameron McKenna has muscled in on what is an otherwise magic circledominated defence auction for Project Services, the nuclear decommissioning unit of British Nuclear Fuels (BNFL). Camerons is advising defence and support company VT Group, which at press time was one of two final bidders for Project Services. Corporate finance partner Jason Zemmel is […]

Bakers guides nike through umbro bid

Baker & McKenzie has pulled off a coup by scooping the lead role advising Nike on its £284m takeover bid for UK sportswear maker Umbro. The firm won the instruction through a beauty parade to register its first corporate deal for the sportswear giant. Bakers’ relationship with Nike has been built by the IP team, […]

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