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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?



Sidley makes up 32 in promotions round with two in London

Sidley Austin has made up two lawyers to its London office in its boosted 2014 promotions round, which saw 32 lawyers added to its ranks including four in Europe.  Antitrust lawyer Patrick Harrison and finance lawyer Aparna Sehgal have both been made up in Sidley’s London office. The bulk of the promotions were in the […]

Eversheds sponsors Trinity College Charity Fashion Show

Eversheds has sponsored the recent Trinity College Charity Fashion Show, which took place on 26 November in the Generator Hostel in Dublin. In aid of Samaritans Ireland and Movember Cancer Research, the Trinity Fashion Society presented the catwalk looks for 2015.  

Private client firms Hunters and May May & Merrimans to merge in April

Private client firms Hunters and May May & Merrimans have announced they are merging in April next year, creating a firm with 120 staff. The firms together boast a combined experience of 530 years. Lincoln’s Inn firm Hunters was founded in 1715 and Gray’s Inn-based May May & Merrimans in 1768. The merged firm will […]


Kirkland banking star Gillespie quits for Gibson Dunn

Kirkland & Ellis debt finance partner Stephen Gillespie is leaving the firm to join Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, to become the Californian firm’s fifth high-profile recruit this year. Gillespie’s hire by Gibson Dunn follows the hire of a series of leading UK partners over the course of 2014 as the California-headquartered firm pours investment into […]

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Stories of the year: March

March set up some of the defining stories of 2014, with Addleshaw Goddard kicking of its early election, and PwC and DWF declaring top 20 aspirations in their respective markets. PwC Legal chief: we can be a top 20 global legal services business in five years PricewaterhouseCooper’s legal arm (PwC Legal) kicked off the year […]

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