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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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Fees

Whatever happened to M&A fees?

UK public M&A work is down, as are fees. But as the deals markets shows signs of life, it’s not just the M&A titans that are winning There have been a few promising moments in the public M&A market in the past six months, a highlight being US pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s series of aggressive takeover […]

High Court

Robert Tchenguiz switches Shearman & Sterling for Stephenson Harwood in £300m SFO trial

Shearman & Sterling has lost one of the biggest litigation mandates of the year after business tycoon Robert Tchenguiz swapped the US firm for Stephenson Harwood in his £300m case against the Serious Fraud Office (SFO). Stephenson Harwood partner Sean Jeffrey was confirmed as lawyer to Tchenguiz and his investment vehicle R20 on Monday (7 […]

DLA Piper picks up five Turnaround Atlas Awards from Global M&A Network

DLA Piper has received five Turnaround Atlas Awards from Global M&A Network, including the Mid-Market Law Firm of the Year Award, for its work on value-creating restructuring and turnaround transactions.  Global M&A Network is a producer of conferences and awards for the mergers, acquisitions, turnaround and alternative investor communities. The annual Turnaround Atlas Awards, which […]

No5 Chambers barristers speaks on BBC show about police racism case

On 30 June 2014, No5 Chambers barrister Jack Feeny was interviewed by presenter Iain Lee on the BBC Three Counties Breakfast show about an employment tribunal case he was involved in. In the case, he represented an English Romany police officer who had complained of institutionalised racism towards travellers within the police. Feeny was asked […]

Sandra Horley

Refuge CEO: back our campaign to save lives

Sandra Horley, CEO of The Lawyer Awards’ charity Refuge, calls for a radical shift in the way society views domestic violence. Last month, The Lawyer Awards raised over £75,000 for Refuge’s services for victims of domestic violence.  This is an incredible amount.  It will help to sustain our work supporting women and children to rebuild […]

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