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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.
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, […]
Analysis of recent fines suggests that environmental prosecutions are resulting in more substantial fines, especially for ‘very large organisations’.
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.
The Data Protection Authority in Hungary (Nemzeti Adatvédelmi és Információszabadság Hatóság), recently published its annual report which included details of a fine of €670,000 (HUF 250,000,000) being imposed on a bank. To date, this fine is the highest imposed by the Hungarian Authority.
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Several firms have been enlisted by different UK Government departments to contribute to the Covid-19 inquiry
The city’s smaller players are moving their way up the value chain
Time to check out the 2022 UK200
Revenue growth slowed down this financial year for almost half of the top 100
Financial resilience is vital if firms are to ride out a recession
Less is sometimes more when it comes to the ratio of associates to partners
Data protection breach claims spiked in 2021
Kirkland & Ellis has promoted 193 lawyers to partner worldwide, with London the third most popular jurisdiction after two of the firm’s largest US offices. Non-US promotions took place in London, Munich, Hong Kong, Beijing and Shanghai. London accounted for 26 promotions in total, coming behind Chicago and New York. This is the highest number […]
The Ince Group is to sell two more businesses, this time its subsidiaries Ince Gibraltar and Ince Consultancy Gibraltar. The companies are to be sold to two of Ince’s employees for £700,000, in a move that the firm claims will help its European business better focus on core legal matters. Peter Howitt, managing director of […]
Even with the UK Government u-turning on its controversial tax cut for the highest earners, supporters and donors to the party have been expressing their reservations – including the chairman of legal recruiter SSQ. According to donor records, SSQ’s chairman and founder Gareth Quarry made three separate donations of £25,000 to the Conservative party between […]
Deloitte Legal’s head of legal managed services has left the Big Four giant after two years in the role. Emily Foges is understood to have exited last week. She joined Deloitte in 2020 from Luminance where she had been CEO of the artificial intelligence company. As part of her role at Deloitte, she was responsible […]
Four lawyers have been promoted to partner in Covington & Burling’s London office, while 10 more have made the cut across the US. The four in London are life sciences transactional lawyer Winsome Cheung, who joined Covington in 2015 after training at Hogan Lovells, as well as the firm’s project finance vice-chair Ursula Owczarkowski. She […]
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