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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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Three cases that have defined women’s rights in the UK and beyond

In 1765, Sir William Blackstone, the pre-eminent legal commentator, described married women as ‘so great a favourite’ of the English law that she was owed a different status to men for her protection and benefit. The argument that discriminatory laws and policies serve to protect women rather than exclude them has remained surprisingly persistent. Table […]


Shearman misses growth target as global PEP falls

Shearman & Sterling’s London office has posted a 2.7 per cent increase in revenue from $144.6m to $148.6m for the 2015 financial year. Globally Shearman also posted an increase in turnover of 2 per cent from $845m in 2014 to $860.3m last year, but this is understood to have missed the level of turnover it […]

BLP and Greenberg Traurig call off merger talks

Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) and US firm Greenberg Traurig have called off their merger talks after failing to find enough commonalities for the tie-up. BLP managing partner Lisa Mayhew told The Lawyer there was no single reason for ending the discussions. “As we progressed the conversation we just couldn’t find enough common ground,” she said. […]

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