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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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Barrister of the week: Matrix Chambers’ Jamas Hodivala QC

Jamas Hodivala QC describes his transferral from legal aid work to corporate crime as like going through an underwater tunnel, holding his breath, unaware of whether he would come up on the other side. However, since submerging himself in a new practice several years ago, the Matrix Chambers’ silk has since ascended to the Supreme […]

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Debevoise posts record financials as City revenue hits $170m

Debevoise & Plimpton has joined the growing roster of US firms posting double-digit rises in revenue for the 2020 financial year, with the New York-headquartered business reporting an increase in turnover of 17 per cent to $1.22bn. Firmwide average profit per equity partner (PEP) is also up significantly, by 23 per cent to $4.55m. This […]

DACB seeks to cut time with new onboarding process

DAC Beachcroft is cutting down the time it takes to onboard new clients with a revamped system, as the firm prepares for a more digital environment after the pandemic crisis. The firm is embarking on a pilot to automate the identification and verification steps included in its client acceptance process with the help of a […]

PwC appoints new UK head of legal

PwC legal head Ed Stacey is to stand down from his role, handing over the reins to partner Teresa Owusu-Adjei. As UK head of legal, Owusu-Adjei will lead 400 lawyers and other legal professionals. She has been with the accountancy firm since 1995, and a financial services partner since 2008 Stacey was appointed head of […]

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