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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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Simon Courie, EV Network

Addleshaws partner joins The EV Network as first GC

The EV Network (EVN), a specialist in electric vehicle charging infrastructure, has appointed a former Addleshaw Goddard partner as its first general counsel.  Simon Courie moves in-house to EVN after a 20-year career in private practice. He was formerly an infrastructure, projects and energy lawyer at Addleshaw Goddard, making partner in 2015. He joined the […]

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Addleshaws makes long-awaited German push with 10-lawyer raid

Addleshaw Goddard has launched its first Continental European office, taking 10 lawyers from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner. The team hire in Hamburg includes two current BCLP partners and will allow the office to initially provide advice on M&A and private equity, commercial, employment, international trade and litigation matters. Addleshaws’ arrival in Germany has long been […]

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Addleshaws and KPMG given High Court seal of approval after HMV mixup

A High Court judge was required to confirm the roles of Big Four accountant KPMG and Addleshaw Goddard on HMV’s insolvency after confusion over the document submission. The Honourable Mr Justice Barling was required to conduct a hearing in the High Court on 24 January, ruling that a late electronic submission of insolvency documents would […]

Freshfields partner fails in bid to dismiss SDT hearing

A Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer partner will face the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal this October, after his application to dismiss allegations of misconduct were thrown out. The decision means that the case against restructuring partner Ryan Beckwith will now be heard for 10 days later this year, with evidence from the complainant lasting for three days. A […]

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