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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.


DLA and Pillsbury score roles on BP’s Californian refinery sale

DLA Piper is acting for BP on the $2.5bn (£1.6bn) sale of a Californian oil refinery to Tesoro Corporation, with Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman advising the buyer. According to reports, BP is selling its Carson refinery as part of a plan to scale back its downstream business in the US and raise money to cover […]


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, […]

David Allen

Bear won’t stray far from bar

East Europeans will continue to seek justice in London despite Russian call for ‘forum shopping’ clampdown, say David Allen and Philippa Charles, London litigation and dispute resolution partners, Mayer Brown London’s High Court is the stage for the long-anticipated trial of Cherney v Deripaska – one of the biggest lawsuits ever to be contested in […]

Stamp of approval for Hogan’s Haiti work

“Meet the Superhumans” is the Channel 4 strapline for the Paralympic Games. Just getting some of the competitors to London 2012 has been a heroic task for lawyers at Hogan Lovells. From Haitian javelin throwers to Team GB Ghurkas, the legal machinations behind some of the Paralympic ‘firsts’ are as impressive as they are heartwarming. […]

Skadden among advisers on French security deal

Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom has landed the lead role alongside local lawyers on the acquisition of private security company Neo Security by Fiducial Private Security, a subsidiary of French multidisciplinary services company Fiducial. Neo Security, an operational subsidiary of holding company Néo Sécurité, has been under bankruptcy protection since 18 June, when it […]

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