Strategies for safeguarding client confidentiality and compliance

Strategies for safeguarding client confidentiality and compliance

Everyone is aware that data breaches and cyber attacks are on the rise globally. It affects organisations across various industries and for legal firms especially it is imperative that security is a top priority. Lawyers need to ensure their documentation is secure to uphold the principles of client confidentiality and attorney-client privilege, this is fundamental …

Tech outlook in Cyprus in 2024

Tech outlook in Cyprus in 2024

In recent years, Cyprus has cultivated a thriving tech eco-system, positioning itself as a strong innovator, with a commitment to driving competitiveness and strategic service delivery. The country’s ICT sector is said to have contributed €3bn+ to the Cypriot economy in 2022, constituting 13% of the country’s GDP—a substantial leap from 7% in 2019 and …

Q&A: Kristóf Ferenczi, firm managing partner, discusses the future of Kinstellar

Q&A: Kristóf Ferenczi, firm managing partner, discusses the future of Kinstellar

Can you share your journey in the legal field leading up to your current role as managing partner? I started my legal career more than two decades ago as a trainee at the then-established Budapest office of Linklaters, and during my early years I was also seconded to the firm’s London office. My early professional …

Life Sciences Yearbook 2024: Sponsored foreword – Herbert Smith Freehills

Life Sciences Yearbook 2024: Sponsored foreword – Herbert Smith Freehills

‘Economic and geopolitical pressures continued throughout 2023, making the global business landscape a volatile one. It might even be asked whether disruption is simply the new business norm.’ Global themes in 2023 and outlook The disruption felt globally at the end of 2022 continued to impact life sciences companies and investors in 2023.

Lead partner: The year the United Kingdom becomes a globally leading life sciences hub?

Lead partner: The year the United Kingdom becomes a globally leading life sciences hub?

As part of its ambition for the United Kingdom to become a tech and science superpower by 2030, in 2023, the government announced a range of initiatives aimed at boosting investment and innovation in the life sciences sector. Innovators will have welcomed the R&D tax relief reforms whilst the Mansion House Compact (the largest UK …

Sponsored thought leadership: China life sciences – Transaction insights and notable industry trends

Sponsored thought leadership: China life sciences – Transaction insights and notable industry trends

China’s life sciences and healthcare (LS&H) industry underwent an unprecedented transformation in 2023 consisting of numerous challenges and opportunities. Within this year, BD transactions primarily included out-licensing of ex-China rights, China commercialisation partnering, asset acquisition and regaining drug product rights, which reflected the courage of China’s LS&H market players to proactively seek changes and rebuild …

Sponsored Q&A: Fangda Partners

Sponsored Q&A: Fangda Partners

1. What are the current regulatory frameworks governing the life sciences industry in China, and how have they evolved in recent years? Legislation wise, the Drug Administration Law and its implementation rules are pivotal to the pharmaceutical sector, overseeing the entire lifecycle of chemical and biological products. For medical devices (including in-vitro diagnostics), the Regulations …

Sponsored thought leadership: Healthcare and pharmaceutical regulation in Portugal

Sponsored thought leadership: Healthcare and pharmaceutical regulation in Portugal

The health sector in Portugal, which encompasses the pharmaceutical market, is a prominent and fast-evolving sector that has undergone significant growth in recent decades. Sérvulo & Associados law firm is proud to have a highly specialised, experienced and well-balanced team in the life sciences field. The team covers all the main legal matters of the …