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Employees and the use of mobile phones at work

In a Verizon Mobile Security Index 2020 Executive Summary, almost 40% of the organisations surveyed in 2020 said they had experienced a mobile-related compromise and the percentage of companies reporting a compromise has grown by 41% since 2018.

Family office feature: In conversation with Heather Maizels

Jersey Finance UK Director, Robert Moore, spoke to UK-based Senior Advisor at Charles Russell Speechlys, Heather Maizels, to gain insights into their family office clients and what they look for from a jurisdiction.

Heathrow Expansion – what next?

The construction of a third runway to the north-west of Heathrow Airport has long been the subject of controversy and has attracted its fair share of political debate. The Department for Transport claims the privately funded £14 billion runway could create an additional 16 million long-haul seats by 2040 along with £61 billion of economic […]

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Magic circle: doing the trick

International strategies pay off The magic circle showed a divided performance in the revenue tables for the 2011-12 financial year. Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Linklaters both poste broadly flat turnovers, while Allen & Overy (A&O) and Clifford Chance saw ­single-figure rises. The explanation for this seems clear: Freshfields and Linklaters are both highly exposed to […]

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Wiggin lawyer joins Japanese gaming site for rush into Tech City

Wiggin’s computer games head has joined Tokyo-based gaming network GREE as a senior legal counsel in the UK. IP lawyer Nav Sunner, who joins GREE UK this week, has specialised in computer games law throughout his career, serving as head of legal at Codemasters before joining Pinsent Masons as an associate in 2005 (24 October […]

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O’Melveny and SJ Berwin join Burness on Lloyds’ £1bn private equity sell-off

O’Melveny & Myers and SJ Berwin led alongside Scottish firm Burness on Lloyds Banking Group’s sale of £1.05bn of private-equity assets to secondary specialist Coller Capital. Coller, the UK private equity group run by Jeremy Coller, acquired the investment portfolio for a fee of approximately £1.03bn, in one of the largest European secondary transactions to […]

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Game for a laugh?

Employers may have created some risky precedents in their management of staff during the Olympic Games, says Anne Pritam Are you reading this as you work from home – authorised by a sympathetic manager? Has your supervising partner agreed you can sneak out of the office, because you got fab tickets for the evening event? […]

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Baker & McKenzie expands Myanmar practice with new counsel hire

Baker & McKenzie has appointed its first Myanmar-qualified lawyer to its Bangkok-based Myanmar centre. Saw Yu Win joins Bakers as a senior counsel from Yangon-based Myanmar Thanlwin Legal Services, which is in association with Southeast Asia law firm DFDL Mekong. She has 15 years of experience advising foreign clients in cross-border investment in the energy, […]

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