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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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Hunton & Williams has boosted its competition practice, hiring Robert Klotz from the European Commission for its Brussels office. Klotz has served out a 12-year career in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Competition, and most recently worked in the energy and water unit. He specialises in antitrust litigation under Articles 81 and 82 within the […]

Norton Rose nets London planning head

English Heritage’s former legal chief, who joined Howard Kennedy 13 months ago, is set to join Norton Rose as a senior associate. Nigel Hewitson, who moved to Howard Kennedy to launch a dedicated planning department last July, will head a new London planning practice at Norton Rose. Hewitson’s hire was seen as a major coup […]

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When the Lords threw out HMRC’s appeal against an income-splitting family business, the Government announced a change to the law. By James Johnston In July this year the long-running saga of the family business ‘Arctic Systems’ tax case (known officially as Jones v Garnett (2007)) came to a close, with the House of Lords unanimously […]

Clydes ups aviation nous with Norton Rose swoop

Norton Rose swoop” class=”inline_image inline_image_left” src=”/pictures/web/images/8943_5_clydes.gif” />Clyde & Co aims to grow its global aviation finance team by 40 per cent within two years and has kick-started the process with the appointment of Norton Rose of counsel Leigh Borrello in Singapore. Borrello, who starts today (3 September) as a partner, will head an on-the-ground team […]

Using lawyers to sell your firm

In law firms lawyers are the prime revenue-generating asset. As such, using them in non-fee-earning roles when there are more effective and cheaper alternatives makes little commercial sense. Yet while the past two decades have seen the increased recruitment of professionals to run and manage firms and their core functions, sales has been left to […]

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