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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.


Here comes Erbil

The devastating effects of the 2003 Iraqi War, subsequent sectarian violence and struggles for power have complicated efforts to promote foreign investment, economic growth and reconstruction efforts in the country thought to hold the “cradle of civilization”. There is, however, a city in Iraq that has managed to not only encourage investment by the private […]

Supreme Court confirms lawyers’ special status in providing privileged advice

In a decision that has vital implications for all those instructing professional advisers, the Supreme Court has confirmed that legal advice privilege, which protects the advice given by lawyers from disclosure, does not apply to other professions. The decision has vital implications for all those instructing professional advisers, as it is now clear that only […]


Hot 100: Dan Oates, Kirkland & Ellis

Having qualified as a lawyer in 2004, Dan Oates’ (scroll down for video interview) rise in the legal world has been meteoric. Making the move from Slaughter and May, where he trained, to US private equity powerhouse Kirkland & Ellis in 2006, Oates had only four years to wait before making partner. And he has […]


Hot 100: Philip Rodney, Burness Paull & Williamsons

Burness Paull & Williamsons chairman Philip Rodney (scroll down for video interview) had an epic 2012. Not only did he lead his legacy firm Burness to its third consecutive year of revenue growth, but he also brokered a deal that has changed the face of the Scottish legal landscape. Like its Edinburgh-headquartered rival Brodies, Burness, […]

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