The EU cybersecurity regime recently underwent a notable reform. In January 2023, Directive 2022/2555, the new NIS 2 Directive – the EU-wide legislation on cybersecurity – entered into force, amending existing legislation and repealing Directive 2016/1148, in place since 2016.
Attorneys must be “independent” to represent before courts in the EU
The General Court of the European Court of Justice recently clarified the definition of independence in the legal profession and demonstrated how the viewpoint has evolved since the AM&S and Akzo Nobel decisions.
The evolving roles and responsibilities of companies
Contrary to popular belief, the act of prioritising long-term goals and engaging with stakeholders returns higher profits than otherwise feasible for these companies.
European class actions expected to rise as opt-outs become more popular
These statistics are part of the findings from CMS’s European Class Action Report 2021 over the five year period from 2016 to 2020.
The COVID crisis catalyses legal tech adoption among law firms
The COVID crisis has pushed law firms to adapt and evolve, accelerating the legal technology landscape.
Post-Brexit Enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters: are there any winners?
The UK Law Societies’ Joint Brussels Office analyses how cross-border commercial agreements will be enforced in a post-Brexit Europe between British and continental entities.
Franco-German response hailed across Europe, critics worry about the extent and scope
The recovery package, hailed by many, could be seen as a landmark decision for the future of the European Union
Perspective on implications of COVID-19 on the legal sector
The short term impact of COVID-19 on people, businesses and markets applies across sectors and market segments, and requires a range of immediate actions, while positioning for the strongest possible future.