How to keep your data safe in the new digital employment environment

Using the digital environment for work related activities entails risks that are enhanced by the continuous digitisation of the society. Such risks include an increase in the number of cyberattacks that can lead to security breaches, including personal data breaches.

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Romania: New regulation for the authorization of credit institutions

Regulation no. 12 of December 18, 2020 on the authorization of credit institutions and amendments pertaining to the same (the “Regulation 12/2020”) issued by the National Bank of Romania (the “NBR”) was published in the Official Gazette no. 1291 as of December 2020 and is applicable starting with the same date. Regulation 12/2020 brings a […]

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.

The review of the NIS directive – what to expect

Though not more than two years have passed since the Directive on security of network and information systems1 (“NIS Directive”) had to be transposed by the Member States into their national legislation, the European Commission (the “Commission”) has announced, early this year, its intention to review the NIS Directive. The initiative comes earlier than planned, […]

Romania is enacting the secondary legislation pertaining to cybersecurity in an effort to avoid European sanctions

ROMANIA IS ENACTING THE SECONDARY LEGISLATION PERTAINING TO CYBERSECURITY IN AN EFFORT TO AVOID EUROPEAN SANCTIONS 1. Background On October 30, 2020, the European Commission sent a reasoned opinion1 regarding Romania’s failure to notify the national measures allowing for the identification of operators, the number of operators of essential services and the thresholds used in the identification process. The notification process is part of the implementation process of the Directive (EU) 2016/1148 concerning measures for a high common level of security of network and information systems across the Union (the “NIS Directive”). NIS Directive was transposed into the Romanian legislation through Law no. 362/2018 for ensuring a high common level of security of networks and information systems (“NIS Law”). The responsibility for setting up the list of essential services within the meaning of the NIS Directive falls with the Romanian National Computer Security Incident Response Team (“CERT-RO”).

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The unprecedented situation that the coronavirus pandemic has delivered to global commerce has impacted on a variety of contractual issues related to non-contentious day-to-day transactions.

An employment guide to lockdown 3.0

With COVID-19 taking hold once more, the government has put the UK under a third lockdown, forcing all non-essential shops to close once again.

BVI update: “Black Swan” legislation passed

On 31 December 2020, the BVI House of Assembly passed the so-called “Black Swan” Bill amending section 24 of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (Virgin Islands) Act (Cap. 80) so as to confer jurisdiction on the BVI Court to grant interim relief in support of foreign proceedings.



WFW to open in Düsseldorf after eight-strong Pinsents raid

Pinsent Masons is to lose an eight-lawyer team to Watson Farley & Williams, as the latter launches a new German office in Düsseldorf. This will be WFW’s fourth German office after Frankfurt, Hamburg and Munich. For the launch, WFW has recruited Pinsents partners Thorsten Volz and Torsten Wielsch who, along with their team of six, […]

The speed read: Merricks/Mastercard, office space and gendered language

Merricks/Mastercard is over – or is it? Today’s judgment in Mastercard/Merricks may feel like the end of the line, but it’s far from that. While the result does pave the way for related cases to resume, the verdict in Walter Merricks’ favour means the claim can once again be heard in the Competition Appeal Tribunal, […]

What you read this year (and it wasn’t all about Covid)

What have you been reading this year on The Lawyer? One topic of conversation is obvious, but Covid hasn’t quite pushed all other news items from the agenda. Here’s our top 20 most popular articles from 2020. Over half of The Lawyer’s most read articles this year were related to the pandemic but, asides from […]

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Norton Rose Fulbright sets out new WFH rules for staff

Norton Rose Fulbright (NRF) is the latest firm to implement a remote working policy in response to Covid-19, with post-pandemic plans enabling staff and partners to work 50 per cent of the time from home. This will apply to all members of staff and partners in the firm’s Europe, Middle East and Asia (EMEA) offices, […]

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