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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.



Hogan Lovells blames foreign exchange for revenue and profits dip

Hogan Lovells has posted a dip of 1.9 per cent in firm-wide revenue, with management blaming exchange rates for the decrease. Total turnover at Hogan Lovells fell from $1.665bn in 2011 to $1.633bn in 2012. The slight decrease follows static revenue growth in 2011 (16 February 2012). Average profit per equity partner also fell, by […]

Boutiques and breakups

It’s been all go in Paris over the past fortnight, with a seemingly endless flow of partner hires and moves. Which move is the most interesting is debatable. Is it the decision of Sullivan & Cromwell’s Dominique Bompoint decision to go solo in search of “fun” and the ability to be both a transactional and […]

Vaqas Farooq

Vaqas Farooq

Vaqas Farooq is a partner within the real-estate department and heads up the Manchester team, which was set up in May 2011. He specialises in providing commercial real-estate advice with a particular focus on developers and investors. Farooq’s’ experience covers a full range of real-estate transactions. He is currently involved in an aggressive development programme […]

Niall Murphy

Niall Murphy

Niall Murphy is employed as a partner in the corporate commercial team, based in Solent. His wide experience of tax law covers several primary areas: Corporate, including the acquisition and disposal of shares and businesses, amalgamations, takeovers, pension structures, joint ventures and partnerships Property, comprising financing and joint ventures, VAT planning, property development, acquisitions and […]

Winston launches in Brussels eight months after Dewey hires

Winston & Strawn is set to launch in Brussels off the back of last year’s hires from collapsed Dewey & LeBoeuf (10 May 2012). Winston competition and disputes partner Peter Crowther is spearheading the US firm’s new European initiative. The decision to open the firm’s latest office was announced at last weekend’s partnership retreat in […]

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