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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.


David Walker

Latham opposite Slaughters in first Carlyle role since key CC hire

Latham & Watkins and Slaughter and May have taken the lead roles on Carlyle Group’s acquisition of global packaging supplier Chesapeake, marking Latham’s first deal for the trophy private equity client since hiring relationship partner David Walker from Clifford Chance earlier this year. Walker led for the the US buyout group alongside finance partners Dominic Newcomb […]

National and community trademarks reform: cheaper, quicker and safer?

On 27 March 2013, the European Commission presented proposals for a modernisation of Council Regulation No 207/2009/EC on the Community trademark (the Regulation), a recast of the Directive 2008/95/EC to approximate the laws of the member states relating to national trademarks (the Directive) and a revision of Regulation 2869/95/EC on the fees payable to OHIM […]

Patricia Walsh

Lawyer Management: Squire Sanders

Patricia Walsh is the global chief HR officer at Squire Sanders. She has previously held roles at Hammonds and Bupa. What are the key elements of your role? I’m responsible for all aspects of HR for staff and am a member of the firm’s legal personnel committee, which consists of a representative group of partners […]

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