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Romania: New regulation for the authorization of credit institutions

Regulation no. 12 of December 18, 2020 on the authorization of credit institutions and amendments pertaining to the same (the “Regulation 12/2020”) issued by the National Bank of Romania (the “NBR”) was published in the Official Gazette no. 1291 as of December 2020 and is applicable starting with the same date. Regulation 12/2020 brings a […]

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.

How to keep your data safe in the new digital employment environment

Using the digital environment for work related activities entails risks that are enhanced by the continuous digitisation of the society. Such risks include an increase in the number of cyberattacks that can lead to security breaches, including personal data breaches.

The review of the NIS directive – what to expect

Though not more than two years have passed since the Directive on security of network and information systems1 (“NIS Directive”) had to be transposed by the Member States into their national legislation, the European Commission (the “Commission”) has announced, early this year, its intention to review the NIS Directive. The initiative comes earlier than planned, […]

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Taking time off to look after dependants

Understanding what employees’ rights are and how this should be handled by employers has never been more important as we reach the peak of the pandemic.

Material adverse change clauses – draft carefully

The unprecedented situation that the coronavirus pandemic has delivered to global commerce has impacted on a variety of contractual issues related to non-contentious day-to-day transactions.

An employment guide to lockdown 3.0

With COVID-19 taking hold once more, the government has put the UK under a third lockdown, forcing all non-essential shops to close once again.

BVI update: “Black Swan” legislation passed

On 31 December 2020, the BVI House of Assembly passed the so-called “Black Swan” Bill amending section 24 of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act (Cap. 80) so as to confer jurisdiction on the BVI Court to grant interim relief in support of foreign proceedings.

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RPC acts as Pinsents sues RP Martin over unpaid fees for Libor advice

Pinsent Masons has filed a High Court claim for £700,000 plus interest against broker client RP Martin after the company failed to stump up fees for advice relating to its Libor investigation. The Financial Times reported that court filings detail six unpaid Pinsents invoices billed between March 2013 and January 2014. The highest outstanding bill […]

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