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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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Client scrummage begins as Dundas and CMS merger goes live

A year after CMS Cameron McKenna first crossed the threshold of Dundas & Wilson with its tantalising proposal, the merger between the two firms has gone live. What comes next will be an intense tussle over banking and energy clients as the two firms play tug of war over the institutional client list. It was […]

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Simmons & Simmons promotes eight to partnership

Simmons & Simmons has made up eight to its partnership today, with 50 per cent of the new partners based in London. It’s an increase of just one on last year’s reduced promotions round at the firm which saw seven partners made up compared to the previous year’s ten (2 May 2013). Half of the […]

Italy’s Gianni secures Paul Hastings corporate finance duo

Italian firm Gianni Origoni Grippo Cappelli & Partners has announced the hire of two lawyers, including partner Alessandro Stoppa, from Paul Hastings Janofsky & Walker. Stoppa will make the move to Gianni Origoni in June along with counsel Alessio Giammarino. Both specialist in corporate finance within the real estate sector, and will sit in Gianni […]

Wierzbowski Eversheds wins 50 per cent reduction on appeal of regulator’s fine

Wierzbowski Eversheds has achieved a 50 per cent reduction on the appeal of a fine imposed on PTK Centertel (at present Orange Polska) by Poland’s competition regulator. In a judgment announced on 16 April 2014, the Warsaw Court of Appeal amended the decision by Poland’s competition regulator, the president of the Office of Competition and […]

Europe’s legal market climbs slowly back to health

As you read this, the finishing touches are being put on the 2014 edition of The Lawyer European 100. It’s the fifth year we have published the European 100 – the only turnover ranking of Europe’s independent law firms across the whole continent. As a result, this year there is enough historical data to look […]

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