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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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FoxMandal pays Delhi salaries after two-month hiatus

Indian firm FoxMandal Little has paid the salaries owed to Delhi fee-earners after cashflow difficulties led to a two-month delay. As reported on TheLawyer.com last month, the firm was unable to pay its Delhi lawyers because the firm’s lockup – the time it takes for clients to pay bills after lawyers start work on a […]

Herbies strengthens Dubai disputes practice with London partner

Herbert Smith is bolstering its Middle East disputes practice by relocating London partner Stuart Paterson to Dubai. Paterson will work alongside disputes partner Craig Shepherd, who transferred to Dubai from London two years ago (27 April 2007). The firm’s disputes head Sonya Leydecker said: “Since setting up two years ago our disputes team in the […]

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2Birds seals alliance with Chinese IP firm

Bird & Bird has formed an alliance with Beijing IP boutique Xiang Kung Law Firm, with the aim of strengthening its contentious capabilities in China. This is only the second international alliance formed by the expansionist UK firm, which has grown massively over the past few years via office launches. Earlier this year Bird & […]

Arsenal hires former MTV GC as first legal chief

Arsenal Football Club has appointed former MTV lawyer Svenja Geissmar as its first general counsel. Geissmar has spent the last three years working as a legal consultant, but prior to that worked at MTV European Networks (MTVEN) where she was promoted to general counsel in 1997. While head lawyer at MTVEN she had a place […]

A passage to India

Firms have used secondments to develop relationships with their clients for a long time. It’s obviously not just selfless largesse that prompts this, but the hope for a foot in the door on future instructions and forthcoming panel reviews. But how about sending a partner to another firm on a permanent basis? That’s exactly what Allen […]

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