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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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Akin Gump London growth slows despite recruitment push

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld posted revenue growth of 1 per cent in the City for 2019, following a record a year in 2018 when turnover soared past the $100m mark. The London office’s revenue was $125.1m last year, a 1.3 per cent increase and a stark slowdown from its 2018 growth, when the […]

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Akin Gump promotes City duo in global round

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld has promoted two women in its London office as part of a global round of 15. Restructuring lawyer Lois Deasey and international trade lawyer Chiara Klaui were the two lawyers given the nod in the City, while the rest of the firm’s promotions were all in its US offices. […]

Akin Gump hires Africa-focused private equity partner from Orrick

Akin Gump has made a new hire to its City office, this time to expand its private equity focus in the African markets. Weyinmi Popo will join Akin this month after nearly four years at rival US firm Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. He had previously been at Jones Day for nine years, making partner in […]

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Yet more hires at Akin – but this time, not from O’Melveny

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld is continuing to hire a-plenty in the London recruitment market, bringing in a private equity duo from Vinson & Elkins. Vinson partners Shaun Lascelles and Simon Rootsey are joining Akin Gump’s expanding corporate and finance teams. Lascelles joined Vinson in 2016 after a short spell in Ashurst’s Singapore office. […]

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