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Navigating Geopolitical Landscapes

Our experienced specialist teams provide multi-jurisdictional support, insights and advice to clients facing the most complex of challenges.

Rapidly evolving geopolitical situations can significantly impact on global organisations and their operations. Responding flexibly, efficiently and strategically to emerging and developing legal situations is crucial to navigating these periods of heightened volatility and uncertainty.

With offices in 31 locations across the globe, our experienced specialist teams provide multi-jurisdictional support, insights and advice to clients facing the most complex of challenges.

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Crisis Management

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Cyber Security

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  • Global Tensions Trigger Surge in Cyber Attacks: 5 Key Preparedness Steps: Simple, yet critical steps to prepare for a potential cyber attack.
  • Cyber security: global perspectives: Panel discussion - we know from experience that there is by no means consistency in the way that cyber attacks are treated in different jurisdictions from both a regulatory and practical perspective. For global organisations facing many cross-border threats, this means that having a basic understanding of differences (as well as similarities) – and learning to navigate them – is key.
  • Cyber security webinar: How to manage a cyber crisis and mitigate risk: A Cyber security webinar presentation on ‘How to manage a cyber crisis’ and mitigating your risk exposure. (Slides only)
  • Cyber security case study: The WannaCry Attack Summary: The WannaCry attack provides a stark example of the damage that can be caused by a cyber-attack and provides a wakeup call for all companies of the need to protect against these attacks. We explain the background to the WannaCry attack, steps you should take when managing a cyber-crisis and the governance measures needed to avoid such a crisis developing in the first place.

Sanctions

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  • The Russia/Ukraine Crisis - Sanctions Update: As the conflict in Ukraine has developed, so has the package of sanctions imposed by governments across the world on Russian entities and individuals.
  • The long arm of sanctions indictments (blog post): A recent ruling by The General Court of the European Union has demonstrated the long arm of sanctions indictments. In light of the recent raft of new sanctions against Russia, banks and other financial institutions should note the direction of travel now set by the ECB.
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