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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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Sidley Austin has joined the growing number of US firms to report double-digit growth for their City operations in 2020, hiking London revenue 10 per cent to £108m. This represents a 10 per cent rise for the Chicago firm’s City base, from £98.1m over the previous year.  Sidley’s global top line meanwhile rose by 5 […]

Shearman brings in Travers corporate head

Shearman & Sterling is expanding its London ranks with the hire of Travers Smith’s head of corporate and equity capital markets. The firm has brought in M&A partner Philip Cheveley from the UK firm, where he spent 17 years. Cheveley will maintain a leadership position as co-head of Shearman’s EMEA M&A practice alongside London partner […]

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