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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?


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Bakers loses two partners to US rivals in Hong Kong

Baker & McKenzie has seen two of its Hong Kong partners leaving to join US rivals Dechert and Troutman Sanders respectively. The two partners leaving Bakers’ Hong Kong office are corporate partner Rossana Chu and litigation partner Kareena Teh. Chu has joined Troutman Sanders’ Hong Kong office as a partner in the firm’s commercial and […]

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Twitter trolls: the existing legal framework

Recent attacks on Twitter through the legislative framework into sharp relief The proliferation of social media has seen an increasing number of individuals, businesses and celebrities alike falling foul of social media conventions.  Whilst some of these are merely embarrassing, some misuse of Twitter has criminal consequences. Recent troll attacks Take the case of Caroline […]

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Kai Mayfair, cry wallet

It’s got lots of awards, has Kai. Not only a Michelin star, but, according to its website, it was the highest ranked Chinese restaurant in the Sunday Times Food List 2012; Best Chinese restaurant in London in the Hardens Guide; Best Chinese restaurant in something called “Zagat survey” though it doesn’t say when, or what […]

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The Hot 100: Finance

Tamara Box Reed Smith Tamara Box joined Reed Smith as structured finance head from Berwin Leighton Paisner in February 2012 and has been instrumental to the growth of the firm’s finance practice.  Since her arrival, the team has more than doubled in size from two partners and seven associates to four partners and 16 associates. […]


Germany’s Rödl takes Milan team from corporate boutique

German multi-disciplinary firm Rödl & Partner has strengthened its presence in Italy with the hire of the Milan office of local M&A firm BLF Studio Legale. Led by partners Daniele Bonvicini and Alessandro Borelli, the move adds six lawyers to Rödl’s Italian operations. Rödl already has four offices in Italy, in Bolzano, Padova and Rome […]

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