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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 secures £100m telecoms deal for BT

Addleshaw Goddard has acted for BT on its £100m agreement with Cellnex for 220 high towers throughout the UK. Edinburgh-based real estate partner Miles Ede led the team for BT alongside partners Bruce Kilpatrick, Paul Bentham and Phil McGough. Spanish infrastructure operator Cellnex, which instructed its in-house legal team, has acquired the marketing and operation rights […]

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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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Former Addleshaws partner takes top legal job at Royal Mail

Royal Mail has replaced its former general counsel Maaike de Bie, who left for EasyJet last year, with an in-house veteran from supermarket chain Morrisons. Mark Amsden, who was formerly Morrisons’ general counsel between 2013 and 2017, joined Royal Mail this month as its legal head and chief risk and governance officer. After departing Morrisons […]

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