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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?


Clyde & Co consultant quits for A&O Thailand

Allen & Overy (A&O) is boosting its corporate capability in Thailand by hiring Clyde & Co senior consultant Tim Dobson. Dobson has worked in Asia for more than 20 years and specialises predominantly in cross-border M&A, although he also handles finance work. Thailand is renowned for its restructuring work, particularly in the wake of the […]


Sir Elton John & ors v Countess Joulebine & ors A major case for IT lawyers and members of the legal profession in related fields concerning the validity of an injunction taken out against a website that had published confidential legal information. This further erodes what some might see as the ideal of free and […]

Brief encounter: Hausmann & associÉs

Last month, French firm Hausmann & Associés announced that it was merging with UK national firm Hammond Suddards Edge. Senior partner Christian Hausmann has finally found a firm that fits. Hausmanns was set up on 1 July 1995 and its name partner has been instrumental in establishing its reputation. Hausmann, who is German, has a […]

Dorsey invades China with licence for Shanghai office

US firm Dorsey & Whitney is making its first foray into mainland China after winning a licence to practise in Shanghai. Corporate partner Zhao Alex Zhang will head the office, which is expected to be operational this month. Zhang was instrumental in establishing the firm’s Hong Kong operation in 1995. China is regarded as a […]


The paradigm of legal redress in action is the trial. A hearing, live witnesses, cross-examination, wigs, gowns, all the trimmings. A full trial. Full trials are, however, expensive, time-consuming and often unnecessary. Quite apart from pre-trial settlement, many claims are judged summarily without a trial or even struck out. However, Article 6 of the European […]

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