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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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Safety in numbers?

New regulations and a generally tougher market are prompting much introspection, often as a prelude to merger, at law firms in Scandinavia. The Scandinavian legal market is undergoing an evolutionary shift as continued economic pressure forces the profession to make changes to the way it works. In Denmark large firms are looking below their normal […]

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Why it can be okay for lawyers to just say no

Whenever we hire an outhouse lawyer into our in-house team, I watch for about 3 months whilst the new hire tries to accomplish everything on their to do list day after day, despite good natured warnings from me and the rest of the team that it is neither necessary nor possible to do.  Tim Bratton […]

Molitor: Michel Molitor

Luxembourg firm Molitor began life 15 years ago advising mainly small- and medium-sized businesses in the Grand Duchy. These days, although the firm remains small, it advises much bigger international clients, including banks and major corporations. Managing partner: Michel MolitorNumber of partners: FiveNumber of lawyers: 28Number of offices: OneLocation: LuxembourgMain practice areas: ­Banking and finance, […]

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St Johns’ three-way merger creates UK’s biggest chambers

Manchester set St Johns Buildings (SJB) is to become the largest chambers in the country following the completion of its merger with Liverpool’s India Buildings Chambers and an agreement to combine with Sheffield’s Paradise Chambers by December. SJB head of chambers Michael Redfern QC unveiled the talks in ­January, stating that the broader base would help the set ­target public sector work […]

Ashurst goes on a diet

For a while there it looked like Ashurst would get away with just the fallout from its war on real estate and energy. The perception that senior management considered anything other than corporate and finance as peripheral was reinforced when the firm shifted six real estate partners and three in energy, transport and infrastructure down […]

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