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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.

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KPMG awarded ABS licence

KPMG has become the latest ‘Big Four’ professional services firm to be granted an alternative business structure (ABS) licence by the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA). It is the first of the accountancy firms to be awarded an ABS for its multi-disciplinary practice, rather than for a separate legal entity. KPMG UK chairman Simon Collins said […]

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Linklaters revs up for Carlyle on RAC stake sale

After months of to-ing and fro-ing, the UK’s largest roadside assistance group RAC has finally settled on a course of action. And it’s not an IPO, like the company had previously proposed. The business, which is owned by private equity giant Carlyle, turned to Linklaters with a view to launching a dual track IPO earlier […]

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Top 10 stories: 26 September – 2 October 2014

The 10 most-read stories on TheLawyer.com in the past week, including celebrity weddings and big-name partner departures It’s been an eventful week in the legal world, but the biggest story of the week related to news that was splashed across the front pages of every mainstream magazine and newspaper around – the wedding of Hollywood […]

KWM SJB adds nine to Milan office and creates employment team

King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin (KWM SJB) has hired finance and employment teams in Milan led by partners from two local firms in a significant boost for its Italian practice. The firm has picked up a team of five finance lawyers from d’Urso Gatti e Bianchi led by partner Giancarlo Castorino. Meanwhile it is starting […]

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