Jack of all trades or master of some? The role of the general counsel during a cyber incident response

Lenoy Barkai, Director, and Joseph Tarraf, Associate Director, in cyber security at S-RM, explain the critical role that general counsel play during a cyber incident, and what can be done before and after an incident to ensure an organisation’s resilience and readiness.

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Moving to the Cayman Islands

Boasting an enviable lifestyle, modern infrastructure and a highly sophisticated financial services industry and all within a short flight of Miami and other US cities, the Cayman Islands check all the boxes for individuals seeking to relocate to a tax-neutral jurisdiction. As a result, the Cayman Islands have evolved into an increasingly popular place of residence for internationally mobile “remote-workers” and high-net-worth individuals from around the world.

FCA consults on new consumer duty in retail financial markets

Following the April 2019 publication of its feedback statement on a duty of care and potential alternative approaches, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) is consulting until 31 July 2021 on a new Consumer Duty that would set clearer and higher expectations for firms’ standards of care towards consumers.

Tech companies: three things you should know from the 2021-22 Quebec budget

The Québec Budget 2021–2022 includes measures encouraging investment to accelerate technology adoption and strengthens several tax measures aimed at the technology sector. The three key tax measures that tech businesses and entrepreneurs should know about are discussed below.

Workplace testing and vaccinations: What employers need to know

Workplace testing has proven to be a crucial piece in the UK government’s jigsaw to get British business back on its feet. But how can businesses implement a workplace testing programme and will the vaccine roll out make a difference?

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Linklaters nets £3m from Department for Transport mandate

Linklaters has grossed over £3m as part of a railway contract with the UK Government’s Department for Transport, the latest mandate to be won by the magic circle firm. The magic circle firm provided advice on the UK Government’s £7.5bn Intercity Express Programme, a project that began in 2017. The paperwork, signed four years ago, was […]

Goodwin corporate tech partner exits after two years

Goodwin Procter, which has been rapidly expanding in London in recent years, is to lose one of its corporate tech partners, hired from Taylor Wessing in 2019. Adrian Rainey is leaving the firm to join a venture capital client, The Lawyer understands. Rainey has been at Goodwin since June 2019, when he joined the firm as […]

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