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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?

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The work-life quiz

What was your first-ever job? Preparing deliveries from an off-licence during the pre-Christmas rush. What was your worst experience as a trainee? Being very loudly chastised by a director of a client for asking him to sign a document that he didn’t want to sign. Where’s the best place to go if you want to […]

DWS opts to reinstate biannual trainee intake

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) is reintroducing March intakes following a hiatus of almost six years. The first new batch of March trainees will join DWS in 2007 and will see the firm take on between eight and 10 graduates. DWS hopes the move will offer more flexibility to potential trainees and increase its overall intake. […]

Simmons finance pitch wins over Bear Stearns

Simmons & Simmons has won a competitive pitch to advise Bear Stearns on its European structured capital markets business. The appointment will see Simmons advise on all aspects of Bear Stearns’ capital markets business, including securitised equity and credit and fixed-income derivatives. Jeremy Hoyland, head of Simmons’ financial markets department and the Bear Stearns relationship […]

Property Czechs

A hitherto overlooked area of Czech law, recent changes will ensure that real estate becomes an important investment opportunity in the country. Tomas Bettelheim reports Real estate has largely a been neglected area of law in terms of new legislation in the Czech Republic, particularly legislation aimed at creating more investor-friendly conditions. However, a few […]

Livingstone to be witness in Thames Water inquiry

National firm Shoosmiths is preparing to put the Mayor of London Ken Livingstone on the stand as it acts for Thames Water in a forthcoming planning inquiry. Head of planning Iain Gilbey has spent the past five years working for Thames Water, advising on a proposed £200m desalination plant in Beckton, East London. In April, […]

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