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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.


Eversheds appoints new London banking boss as Boyd moves to Agile

Eversheds has appointed real estate finance head Simon Mead as London head of banking following David Boyd’s transfer to Eversheds Agile, the firm’s contract lawyer business. Mead will also continue as head of real estate finance and reports to the firm’s head of finance Simon Waller. Boyd is moving across as a partner into Eversheds’ […]

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Virgin Money promotes new GC on verge of float as Pearson steps down

Virgin Money’s first general counsel Stephen Pearson has stepped down from his role as the company prepares for an IPO on the London Stock Exchange later this month. He is to be replaced by Virgin Money in-house lawyer Andrew Emuss,and the company has confirmed that Pearson is staying on in the company in a senior […]

US firms promote City life as Bakers overhauls management team

Question: When is a US firm not a US firm? Answer: When their London offices become so immense they can grow their own talent. As our feature this week underlines, a growing number of US firms’ City offices are beginning to look as much like a UK firm as their London-headquartered rivals. The most locally […]

Conyers advises Enersis on $413m indirect acquisition of shares in Edegel

Conyers Dill & Pearman has provided Cayman law advice to Enersis SA in relation to the indirect acquisition of shares in Generandes Perú SA, the company that controls Edegel SAA, for $413m (£254m). The acquisition included the entire issued share capital of a Cayman Islands exempted company (which in turn has four subsidiaries, three of […]

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20 Essex Street clerk Brian Lee exits for 7KBW marketing post

Longstanding 20 Essex Street clerk Brian Lee has left the set after 26 years to join 7KBW as the chambers’ first marketing director. After over two decades at the helm of 20 Essex Street, Lee will join 7KBW in January 2015 as its first dedicated international marketing chief and will sit alongside senior clerks Greg […]

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