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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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Linklaters’ head of US practices Tom Shropshire is leaving the firm to become general counsel of drinks company Diageo. The US-based partner will also be company secretary for Diageo, with current GC Siobhán Moriarty set to retire from the company in September after 24 years of service. Tom Shropshire is currently global US practice head […]

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MoFo concludes London redundancy consultation

Morrison & Foerster has completed a redundancy process in its London office, after cutting its US business services workforce by 4 per cent in the last few weeks. The firm has cut four roles in its City outpost, mostly pertaining to support staff. A total of 34 roles were lost in the US. A spokesperson […]

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