Sponsored briefing: As data breach becomes a battleground for class action litigation, companies need to take a risk-based approach to cyber security

Sponsored briefing: As data breach becomes a battleground for class action litigation, companies need to take a risk-based approach to cyber security

The pandemic and GDPR regimes have heightened the litigation risk presented by data breaches and other cyber security issues in recent years.

Cyber attacks have grown in number and sophistication as businesses relied more than ever on technology to deliver their products and as remote working became the norm. According to a UK government report1, two in five businesses in Britain suffered cyber security attacks in the 12 months to March 2021, with an attached cost of £13,400 on average per data breach for medium and large companies. Continue reading “Sponsored briefing: As data breach becomes a battleground for class action litigation, companies need to take a risk-based approach to cyber security”

Conflict prompts Moscow exodus for Global 100 firms as Ukraine crisis takes its toll

Conflict prompts Moscow exodus for Global 100 firms as Ukraine crisis takes its toll

Charles Avery reports on the firms taking a stand as sanctions bite

When news broke that Russia had invaded Ukraine, international law firms looked on in horror at the events unfolding and found themselves in the same predicament as just about every other major corporate entity. Continue reading “Conflict prompts Moscow exodus for Global 100 firms as Ukraine crisis takes its toll”

Life During Law: Diala Minott

Life During Law: Diala Minott

My mum is Syrian and my father’s Iraqi. I was raised in Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. I was influenced by the war in Lebanon and then the war in Iraq. Constantly moving and never having a place that you can call your own, but also fighting to be educated.

As a girl in Saudi Arabia, I had to dress up as a boy to go swimming and horse riding. All the things women weren’t allowed to do. When I became a teenager, I wasn’t allowed to any more. It was very obvious that I was not a boy and I found my world cut in half. Continue reading “Life During Law: Diala Minott”

Sponsored briefing: Utilising offshore structures for digital assets

Sponsored briefing: Utilising offshore structures for digital assets

Conyers’ Barnabas Finnigan and Eric Flaye on how offshore jurisdictions have positioned themselves to take advantage of recent developments

The development of blockchain applications and the rapid growth of cryptocurrencies and other virtual assets have opened up new opportunities in the fintech space in recent years. Increasingly, sophisticated investors are seeking ways to access this niche sector. Continue reading “Sponsored briefing: Utilising offshore structures for digital assets”

Sponsored briefing: Q&A with ASC Law’s senior management

Sponsored briefing: Q&A with ASC Law’s senior management

What do you consider are the biggest achievements of ASC Law since being founded 21 years ago? (MA, ZC, OB)

Murat Aksu (MA): I think I can speak for all of us in that we are all thrilled, 20 years on, by what we have built. All three of us had been working for large organisations before we started ASC Law, and we all dreamed of starting our own business. And here we are. From just a handful of lawyers in 2001, ASC Law now has more than 70 lawyers, with total staff of some 170. It is now one of the top five largest law firms in Turkey. Continue reading “Sponsored briefing: Q&A with ASC Law’s senior management”

Sponsored firm focus: Focus on Aksu Çalıskan Beygo Attorney Partnership

Sponsored firm focus: Focus on Aksu Çalıskan Beygo Attorney Partnership

Esentepe Mah. Harman Sok. No. 5, Harmancı Giz Plaza Kat 16, Şişli, İstanbul, Turkey 34394
T: +90 212 284 98 82 | E: info@aschukuk.com | www.aschukuk.com

Practice areas: arbitration, banking and finance, capital markets, commercial (including project development and finance), corporate, debt restructuring, labour/employment, litigation, M&A, probate, real estate Continue reading “Sponsored firm focus: Focus on Aksu Çalıskan Beygo Attorney Partnership”

Sponsored survey: Maximising compliance and minimising risk: corporate investigations in the DACH region

Sponsored survey: Maximising compliance and minimising risk: corporate investigations in the DACH region

Renewed commitment among US agencies to punishing corporate wrongdoing has pushed investigations to the top of the risk register. We partnered with OpenText to find out how this is impacting GCs in the DACH region

In September 2021 the video games industry suddenly found itself in the spotlight after allegations of sexual misconduct and discrimination at Activision Blizzard – one of the biggest publishers in the world and the target of Microsoft’s largest-ever acquisition – sparked investigation by US regulators. Coming just months after a new Biden administration had pledged to crack down on the full spectrum of corporate wrongdoing, it was a timely reminder of the many and varied investigations risks now faced by global business. Continue reading “Sponsored survey: Maximising compliance and minimising risk: corporate investigations in the DACH region”