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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?


M&A focus needs to turn to integration, says Eversheds’ Robin Johnson

Robin Johnson, co-chair of cross-border mergers and acquisitions (M&A) at Eversheds, has commented on news that the value of global M&A has hit $1.75tn (£1tn) in the first half 2014, showing a return to vigour. He said: ‘Everyone knew this was coming last year. The downturn in M&A in the previous five years, low interest rates, quantitative […]

Arthur Cox, Hogan Lovells, Olswang, and the Pay Master

Online and technology companies are perhaps the most challenging of clients for law firms to live up to in the innovation stakes. Paypal’s UK and Ireland head of legal Tom Brown certainly expects his tight-knit panel of Hogan Lovells, Olswang and Ireland’s Arthur Cox to keep up with his business by being as dynamic as Paypal aims to […]


Reed Smith turns to Pinsents for latest finance hire

Reed Smith has continued to add to its finance practice with the hire of Pinsent Masons partner Matthew Heaton.   Heaton, who is listed on Pinsents’ website as a specialist in leveraged and acquisition finance, syndicated and bilateral facilities and property and asset financing, joins Reed Smith’s real estate finance practice. Tamara Box, global co-chair […]

Whistleblowing guidance is needed, says Eversheds’ Audrey Williams

The government has published the results from its call for evidence regarding current whistleblowing laws and, to the surprise of many, reveals a particularly ‘light touch’ approach to further change. Audrey Williams, employment partner and head of discrimination at Eversheds, has commented on the announcement. She said: ‘The subject of whistleblowing has attracted much attention […]

Juliet Allen returns to No5 Chambers

The family team at No5 Chambers has welcomed back Juliet Allen. Allen, called in 2005, brings additional expertise to the recently strengthened team. Her core areas of practice are matrimonial finance including cases involving significant assets, cohabitation disputes and private law children cases.

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