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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?


Sidley goes all out for Californian litigation with Wilson Sonsini hire

Sidley Austin Brown & Wood has lured Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati partner Timothy Scott to its San Francisco office by offering him the chance to set up a litigation practice Scott said: “It’s been a great run, but I can truly say I’m ready for something new and the prospect of building a whole […]

Deals summary

Landwell (Leon Flavell, Simon Walker) is advising Caffé Nero on its acquisition of the Aroma coffee shop chain from McDonald’s. Reed Smith Warner Cranston is advising McDonald’s. Ashurst Morris Crisp (Edward Baker) is advising United Auto Group on its recommended cash offer for Sytner Group, valuing it at £100m. DLA (Andrew Darwin) is advising Sytner […]

Amelans victory sets out ATE insurance framework

Manchester personal injury specialist firm Amelans has won a landmark victory and set a precedent for the recoverability of after-the-event (ATE) insurance premiums Senior costs judge Master Hurst ruled last week that the ATE policy does not constitute a credit agreement.The case, Tilby Perfect Pizza, was settled and damages agreed prior to trial. It was […]

Firms sweat on outcome of Granada panel review

Lovells remains in the fold; DLA’s, Goodman Derrick’s and Olswang’s places less sure Granada has started reviewing its legal advisers for corporate and media work, with firms having submitted their tenders two weeks ago. Firms under scrutiny are Granada’s main mid-cap corporate and media advisers DLA, Goodman Derrick and Olswang. They are competing with Denton […]

Manches launches info service for IT companies

Manches has launched a new technology service called Fortech It will distribute information on legal and commercial developments in the market to technology companies. Fortech will run a series of members’ forums and a bulletin alert service. Manches partner Jean Paul da Costa is leading the Fortech initiative.

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