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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.



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 […]

No5 barristers conduct baby murder trial

Christopher Hotten QC prosecutes a mother and her partner, who allegedly killed her toddler months after she had returned from the care of social services. The toddler, Ayeeshia Jane Smith aged 21 months, died from a laceration to her heart that prosecutors say was likely due to a powerful foot stamp. The court heard that the injury […]

Walder Wyss advises Swiss Life on hybrid bonds

Swiss Life Ltd has suc­cess­fully placed a CHF450m un­dated sub­or­di­nated bond, first callable in Sep­tem­ber 2021 (coupon until first call date: 3.75 per cent) and a CHF150m dated sub­or­di­nated bond with final ma­tu­rity in 2046, first callable in Sep­tem­ber 2026 (coupon until first call date: 4.375 per cent). he bonds have been placed with in­vestors […]

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