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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?


Making the bullies pay

Much fanfare accompanied the award in Green v DB Group Services (UK) Limited (2006) IRLR 764 of £828,000 to employee Helen Green, who had suffered a nervous breakdown and a relapse a year later, both brought about by the bullying behaviour of her colleagues. Even before the world started heading for recession, demands upon partners […]

Mills prepares to cross-examine McCartney

Payne Hicks Beach could find its client Sir Paul McCartney cross-examined by estranged wife Heather Mills as the divorce case goes to court today (11 February). Mills decided to act for herself at the High Court private hearing after falling out with her lawyers Mischon de Reya. She reportedly owed her former lawyers an estimated […]

Magic circle outguns US firms on debt deals

The magic circle dominated last year’s debt capital markets according to Thomson Financial’s capital markets survey for 2007. Allen & Overy, Linklaters and Clifford Chance took first, second and third place, advising the manager on international debt capital market (DCM) deals, taking a combined market share of 24 per cent. The previous year, the trio […]

Slaughters and A&O battle for control of pub chain M&B

Slaughter and May is acting for longstanding client Punch Taverns in a merger bid that would create the UK’s largest pub group. Slaughter and May’s team is being led by partners David Johnson and Kathryn Davis. Johnson said: “We started acting for Punch when it was first formed and followed the company through its flotation […]

All-terrain vehicles

Challenging market conditions look set to force a rethink on the terms of investment partnerships, says Iain Redford Limited partnerships (LPs) and limited-liability partnerships (LLPs) have been the vehicle of choice for many investors in real estate and in private equity funds – the reason, of course, being tax efficiency. However, given the difficult challenges […]

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