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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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A&O launches second legal services hub in Australia

Allen & Overy is set to open its second advanced delivery centre in Australia, months after it scrapped the idea of opening a similar hub in South Africa. The new centre, located in Perth, will comprise legal support professionals and associates as well as dedicated project management and e-discovery specialists. The launch comes as the […]

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A&O’s multimillion-pound bill rises on Greensill administration

The total amount being spent on matters related to Greensill Capital’s administration is starting to emerge, seven months after the company’s collapse. Details of the fees associated with the administration were disclosed in the most recent progress report from Grant Thornton. In it, it details how Allen & Overy (A&O) has racked up a £3.92m […]

A&O’s Peerpoint expands in Middle East

Allen & Overy’s flexible resourcing business Peerpoint has launched in Dubai, the latest jurisdiction included in its offering. The firm debuted its services in the United Arab Emirates in May, and it is now fully operational. The launch was driven by demand for projects within the firm’s network and from external clients over the years. […]

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