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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.

Webinar: Thrive in complexity with intelligent case research tools

Accurate and comprehensive case research is a challenge shared across the legal profession. As printed law reports have given way to digital resources and ever more information is available online, how have the dynamics of common law research evolved, and how do practitioners approach this crucial work in the information age?


Dewey raids Milbank for key Latin American team

Dewey & LeBoeuf has strengthened its Latin American practice after hiring a corporate and securities team from Milbank Tweed Hadley & McCloy. Michael Fitzgerald has joined the firm as chairman of the Dewey’s Latin American practice and corporate securities groups, and will be global co-chair of its corporate finance practice. The corporate and securities lawyer […]

Hit the tech

The prevalence of electronic documents means those involved in the disclosure process need to employ the latest technological techniques, says Phil Beckett The processes demanded by e-disclosure regulations – including the need to identify, capture, restore, manipulate and search electronic documents – are playing an increasingly ­important role in civil litigation and ­regulatory inquiries. As […]

News Corp legal chief quits after seven years in top job

News Corporation’s group general counsel Lawrence Jacobs has resigned from his position to ’pursue new opportunities’, the company has announced. Jacobs joined News Corporation in 1996 as senior vice president and deputy general counsel and in 2004 was named senior executive vice president and group general counsel. Chairman and chief executive of News Corporation Rupert […]


Exchange Chambers pioneers litigation funding

Northern set Exchange Chambers has become the first barristers’ chambers to move into the litigation funding market through a tie-up with legal insurance broker Maxima – with both clerks and barristers expected to encourage take-up among clients. Chief executive Tom Handley said the members fully endorsed the association. “We see it as a way forward […]

Skadden banking counsel set for September switch to BLP

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) has given its growing banking and capital markets team a lift with a hire from Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom. Paul Simcock, a counsel in Skadden’s London office, will join BLP in September as a partner, focusing on acquisition and leveraged finance. He also has expertise in high-yield finance. His […]

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