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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.


Ashurst moves in Dubai for full-service push

Ashurst has relocated to larger Dubai premises as the firm looks to significantly beef up its Middle East capability. The firm plans to almost double the size of its fledgling Dubai office to 15 lawyers plus support staff by April, following the move to the popular Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC). The move follows the […]

Ashurst confirms Stockholm merger

Ashurst is to merge with Swedish M&A specialists AJB Bergh effective from 1 January 2007, creating the firm’s first office in Scandinavia. In an internal announcement to the firm yesterday, Ashurst confirmed that a partnership vote conducted last week had approved the tie up with the Stockholm firm. As exclusively revealed in The Lawyer (27 […]

CC converts to LLP but omits 23 offices

Clifford Chance has converted to a UK LLP, almost seven years after becoming a New York LLP on its merger with Rogers & Wells.The firm has been discussing the possibility of changing its status for some years, but has taken until now to finally make … Clifford Chance has converted to a UK limited liability […]

Driving a deal

The move of the technology team from Barlow Lyde & Gilbert (BLG) to Bird & Bird has raised numerous questions, not least that of when will the partners (who are on 12 months’ notice) escape? But it appears there is an issue that is of even more immediate concern to the partners involved. As revealed […]

McGrigors creates £1.8m bonus pool as turnover tops £52m

McGrigors has posted year-end results that show turnover rose to £52.1m from £45.4m while average profit per equity partner (PEP) was up from £240,000 to £279,000. Net profit has risen from £11m last year to £13m this year. McGrigors’ financial performance has allowed it to distribute its largest-ever bonus to fee earners, with 14 per […]

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