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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?


Norton Rose adds another magic circle partner with CC ship finance hire

Clifford Chance shipping finance head Simon Lew has left the firm to join Norton Rose after 16 years as a partner at the firm. The City partner, who led Clifford Chance’s shipping finance practice for the past five years, focuses on structured finance, leasing and restructuring within the shipping and offshore sectors as well as […]

MoJ told to deliver fight plan in Supreme Court battle over judicial pensions

The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) must devise a successful objective justification defence if it is to defeat a discrimination claim being pursued against it by a part-time judge, the Supreme Court has said. In a preliminary ruling delivered by the Supreme Court earlier this week the court said that the MoJ must justify the difference […]

Nigel Knowles

DLA Piper non-US business posts revenue boost as UK falls

DLA Piper’s non-US business has released its results for the 2011 calendar year, with turnover rising by just over 13 per cent to £701.6m. DLA Piper International LLP, which includes the firm’s offices in Europe, Asia Pacific and the Middle East, reported an unaudited fee income figureof£701.6m for 2011, up 13.2 per cent on the […]

Stuart Adams

Anti-fakes pact hangs in balance

If Europe rejects anti-counterfeit agreement there is little chance of it gaining wider acceptance This month the European Parliament flexed its muscles with a key vote in relation to the Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (Acta). First, some background. The Acta came about because a number of countries were convinced that counterfeiting and piracy were out of […]


Dewey creditors begin to line up as Axa business demands lost rent

Creditors of Dewey & LeBoeuf’s London and Paris arm are lining up to claim dues from the defunct firm, with a subsidiary of insurer Axa demanding more than £600,000 from the failed firm’s estate. SCI Vendôme Bureaux, part of the French insurance giant, is claiming £605,028 for an unpaid commercial lease related to the US […]

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