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Tackling the breaches

The vast amount of highly sensitive and valuable client data stored by offshore firms makes them vulnerable to data breaches and cyber attack. Wayne Atkinson looks at the lessons to be learnt

24 Sep 2014 | 15:43 | secure


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Gibson Dunn & Crutcher, Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz, Baker Botts and Latham & Watkins have secured roles on Siemens' $7.6bn (£4.65bn) purchase of US oil-field equipment giant, Dresser-Rand.

24 Sep 2014 | 00:31 | secure

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Twitter has awarded its general counsel, Vijaya Gadde, $7.3m (£4.5m) worth of shares in the company, a year after she took the role.

22 Sep 2014 | 00:19 | secure

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Explaining where all that money goes - what do lawyers think about their firm's IT?

Legal Week has just launched the 2014 version of its annual law firm information technology survey. It is designed for use by lawyers in all UK law firms, and only takes 10 minutes to complete. It covers the use of, and users' views on, a variety of e...

17 Sep 2014 | 11:12

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Clifford Chance, Allen & Overy and CMS called in as Phones 4U enters administration

Clifford Chance (CC), Allen & Overy (A&O)and CMS Cameron McKenna are among the line-up of firms landing legal roles on the high profile collapse of Phones 4u and its subsidiaries.

17 Sep 2014 | 10:19 | secure

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Legal Week launches survey to test the quality of law firm IT

Legal Week today launches an ambitious survey that sets out to help law firms improve the technology they provide to their fee earners.

11 Sep 2014 | 11:00

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It pays to read the small print - the dissertation on IT and law that transformed a career

"It was 1981, and IBM had just launched its first PC. I was an undergraduate at Glasgow University and was almost alone in the law school in being excited about the possible impact of this new technology. I wanted to understand what the computer might...

08 Sep 2014 | 00:00

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The wake up call – why law firms can no longer ignore the need to embrace new ways of working

The Watergate scandal has had a profound influence on me. It is a perfect example of the phenomenon known as 'group think'.

05 Sep 2014 | 00:00

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Why you should go mobile for your legal research

In this article, in association with Thomson Reuters, Chris Hendry sets out eight top reasons why you should go mobile for your legal research...

02 Sep 2014 | 15:13

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Shearman & Sterling develops software to help banks through regulatory minefield

Shearman & Sterling will look to bolster its ties with financial institutions by offering a software programmes to help its banking clients better navigate regulatory and compliance issues.

29 Aug 2014 | 00:05 | secure

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Is posting videos of Premier League goals online a breach of copyright?

This morning BBC Newsbeat reported an interesting piece of news: the Football Association Premier League (FAPL), which runs the Premier League, ie the leading professional football league competition for football clubs in England, has said that it is ...

15 Aug 2014 | 14:38

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Dubai telecoms company du to expand legal panel

UAE telecoms provider Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du) is planning to expand its legal panel line-up this year in a bid to increase its flexibility.

13 Aug 2014 | 00:26 | secure

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'An unprincipled mess' - time for a rethink on social media and the law?

Dan Bunting looks at the current state of play with regards to social media and the law...

05 Aug 2014 | 14:08

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Simmons seals South Africa alliance with Fasken Martineau

Simmons & Simmons has entered the South African market by forming a non-exclusive alliance with the Johannesburg office of Canadian firm Fasken Martineau.

01 Aug 2014 | 11:09 | secure

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Raft of firms tune in for BSkyB's acquisition of Sky Italia and Sky Deutschland

Allen & Overy (A&O), Herbert Smith Freehills, Linklaters and Clifford Chance (CC) are among the firms taking roles on BSkyB's acquisition of Sky Italia and a 57% stake in Sky Deutschland from 21st Century Fox.

28 Jul 2014 | 00:24 | secure