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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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Addleshaws wins instruction from Chinese government on embassy move

Addleshaw Goddard has acted for the Chinese government in its acquisition of the historic Royal Mint Court from property management company Delancey. Head of real estate Leona Ahmed led for Addleshaws, representing the People’s Republic of China in securing the 5.5-acre site along the eastern verge of the City. Here, China will house its new embassy, adjacent […]

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Addleshaws hunts for formal associations in new Middle East strategy

Addleshaw Goddard has kickstarted a new three-year strategy for its Middle Eastern arm, aiming to have 70 staff across the region as well as breaking into Saudi Arabia. Led by its head of Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Andrew Greaves, the firm will now look to build out of its three existing offices having launched in […]

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Paul Hastings ushers in City partner for global co-head role

Paul Hastings is to appoint a London lawyer to the role of global co-managing partner for the first time, in a move that highlights the importance of the City to the strategy of the firm. London office head Ronan O’Sullivan will take up the post from October, The Lawyer has learned, replacing current co-managing partner and Los Angeles […]

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