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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?


Paul Brown

Cameron’s reforms are misguided

Reforming judicial review procedures will not lead to a better system but will punish those who need it most There are five reasons why the proposed reform of judicial review procedures is misguided. First, it is based on a false premise. The stated object of the exercise is to “speed up development and boost economic […]

Clifford Chance joins burgeoning list of law firms on MegaFon IPO

Clifford Chance has added its name to the growing roster of advisers on Russian mobile phone group MegaFon’s London IPO, winning a mandate from BNY Mellon in its role as depository bank. City capital markets partner Bruce Kahl and finance senior associate Madeleine Yates acted for the New York bank in relation to the listing, […]

Tim Cook Apple

Quinn defeats Mofo and WilmerHale in latest Apple-Samsung battle

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan client Samsung has won a major battle against Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) and WilmerHale client Apple after a US judge ordered the iPhone maker to show Samsung the details of its patent-sharing deal with HTC. According to the judgment in San Jose, California, Apple is to produce the unredacted document […]


Shifting sands

As firms’ focus moves to Dubai, Simmons says Abu Dhabi base is secure Simmons & Simmons is standing by the strength of its Abu Dhabi office and says it has no plans to go the way of Hogan Lovells and shut its Abu Dhabi base. But there are widespread expectations on the ground in the […]

Macfarlanes boosts private client with senior Speechlys hire

Macfarlanes has made a rare lateral partner hire by re-recruiting Speechly Bircham international tax and wealth structuring head Charles Gothard. Gothard is set to join Macfarlanes in the first half of next year, although no exact start date has been finalised. He joined Speechlys as a partner in March 2005 from Macfarlanes, where he was […]

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