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The future of work in a pandemic era

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted all facets of life as we know it, forcing immediate recalibrations of how we work and live. Today, industries across the globe are considering the future of work in a pandemic era, making difficult decisions with the best information on hand, against various unknowns. They know that reopening and perhaps even redefining the workplace means successfully working through incredible uncertainty.

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.

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Hogan Lovells has pledged to examine its policies and procedures around workplace stress and mental health in the wake of the death of IP partner David Latham earlier this year. The inquest into Latham’s death opened yesterday (12 September) at Westminster Coroner’s Court. The Hogan Lovells partner threw himself under a tube train on 15 […]

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Making the most of your merger

The key to making these deals work is preparation and post-merger integration, a theme that this week’s columnist, Fox Williams partner and merger specialist Tina Williams, covers in some detail. As Williams advised Fulbright & Jaworski on its merger with Norton Rose; Gates and Partners on its merger with Kennedys; and Habib Al Mulla on […]

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MJ Hudson and Jersey’s VerrasLaw forge rare onshore-offshore merger

Asset management boutique MJ Hudson and Jersey firm VerrasLaw have agreed to merge, in a bid to become a global alternative asset law firm. The two firms will formally merge once regulatory approval has been obtained. Until then, they will work in association and trade under the name MJ Hudson. The move is designed to […]

Antoine Mercier and team join DLA Piper’s Paris real estate group

DLA Piper has appointed Antoine Mercier, former partner at Dentons, to head of the real estate group. He will be arriving alongside his team, including Marie Poulhies (counsel), Myriam Mejdoubi, Julien Chabanat, Charlotte Louis-Sylvestre and François-Xavier Piollat (associates). Mercier specialises in domestic and pan-European real estate acquisition and financing. Prior to co-heading an international team at […]

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