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Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Global business is increasingly familiar with the prospect of short-notice public investigatory attention, whether from regulators, law enforcement, political forces or as a consequence of sanctions, and this can – in in some cases – devastate individual and corporate reputation.

Protecting reputation in the spotlight of an investigation

Despite the fact that the threat of an investigation alone can be enough to paralyse a business, early warning signs are often missed and businesses can mistake an investigation risk for a reputation risk. Those who handle serious issues well are able to triage the issue at an early stage and identify its potential impact, […]

Bill 64 marks a new direction in Quebec privacy law — Key takeaways for businesses

On September 22, 2021, the Quebec government adopted Bill 64, An Act to modernize legislative provisions as regards the protection of personal information, enacting significant changes to the requirements governing the use and protection of personal information under various statutes, including notably the Act respecting the protection of personal information in the private sector and the Act respecting Access to documents held by public bodies and the Protection of personal information.

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Shearman hires Linklaters duo for Munich launch

Shearman & Sterling has become the second law firm today to announce the opening of a Munich office, kickstarting operations with two partners from Linklaters. The US firm has hired corporate partner Florian Harder and tax partner Jann Jetter for the launch. Harder has been at Linklaters since 2007, starting off at SJ Berwin, while […]

WorldRemit GC goes back to private practice

The general counsel and group company secretary of WorldRemit has left after little more than one year to lead the fintech practice of Burges Salmon. Martin Cook has been appointed as head of fintech at the UK firm, marking his return to private practice after a career largely developed in corporates. Cook will be a […]

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Gibson Dunn refuels in London with HSF hire

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher has added a new partner into its real estate finance practice, after a string of exits from the firm’s City transactional groups last year. The US firm is adding Robert Carr as a partner from Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF). The finance specialist, who has spent almost 15 years at HSF, will […]

Tender for nine onshore petroleum concessions in Angola

The National Agency for Petroleum Gas and Biofuel (ANPG) announced on 31 December 2020 the tender for the concession of 9 onshore blocks in Angola. The tender comprises Blocks CON1, CON5 and CON6, of the Lower Congo Basin and Blocks KON5, KON6, KON8, KON9, KON17 and KON20, of the Kwanza Basin.       https://www.plmj.com/en/knowledge/informative-notes/Tender-for-nine-onshore-petroleum-concessions-in-Angola/31187/

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