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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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Lockdown is, we’re told, a moment when the usual rules do not apply, and when we all have to cut ourselves some slack. It’s okay not to achieve quite as much when we’re juggling work with the additional stresses that come from being stuck at home all day with the screaming kids, unruly old folks […]

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DWF secures further £15m credit from lenders

DWF has managed to increase its existing revolving credit facilities, securing a further £15m to weather the worst of the Covid-19 crisis. The new funding solution is part of an agreement with lenders struck almost a month after the listed firm braced its investors on the impact of the coronavirus on its business, highlighting that […]

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CMS lays off Madrid lawyers and staff while HSF goes to four-day week in Spain

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) is one of two international firms that have been forced to implement cost-saving measures in their Spanish offices this week due to the coronavirus pandemic. HSF has told its Madrid employees that they will work a four-day week from 1 May, cutting their salaries by a corresponding 20 per cent. Meanwhile, […]

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PE house Oakley fills head of legal role with Simpson Thacher hire

Private equity firm Oakley Capital has brought in a Simpson Thacher & Bartlett associate as its new head of legal. The firm has hired Aaron Kienwald, who will lead on funds-related matters relating to its €3bn- worth asset portfolio. Kienwald spent almost five years in the London private equity funds practice of the US firm, […]

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