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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.

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Nokia case shelved as judge gets promoted

The UK Patent Court has been thrown into disarray with the promotion of leading patent judge Mr Justice Pumfrey to the Court of Appeal. Pumfrey J will move to the court on 30 September, but no replacement has yet been appointed, with the six-week High Court patent case between Nokia and Interdigital due to start […]

Kirkland builds Bain relationship with work on Samsonite buyout

The $1.7bn (£844.14m) secondary buyout of luggage company Samsonite by CVC Capital Partners has strengthened Kirkland & Ellis‘s ties with key private equity client Bain Capital. Kirkland advised Bain as one of the major shareholders in the luggage company, with Los Angeles private equity house Ares Management and Teachers’ Merchant Bank, the investment arm of […]

Mecom continues growth with hire of London GC

Respected former Pearson and 3 general counsel Paul Vickers has re-emerged at burgeoning publishing company Mecom. Vickers joined Mecom last week (2 July) as general counsel and company secretary with a remit to build a legal and company secretarial function. Since its AIM listing in March 2005 Mecom has transformed from a cash shell to […]

MBRM advises atkins on LSH disposal

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (MBRM) has advised consultancy group WS Atkins on the disposal of its UK-based property agency business Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH) to De Facto 1498. The purchaser is a company backed by LSH Management and Bank of Scotland Integrated Finance (BoSIF). MBRM corporate partner Richard Page led the team with assistants […]

Ince bolsters real estate and aviation

Ince & Co has boosted its real estate and aviation practices with the hire of Thomas Cooper partner Tim Scorer and associate Trevor Garrood from Simmons & Simmons. Scorer joins the aviation practice as a consultant. He will specialise in aviation claims and insurance disputes and is looking to expand Ince’s aviation group. Garrood joins […]

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