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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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Details emerge in Barclays claim from former GC

Today’s high-profile PCP judgment revealed further details about a claim being filed by Barclays’ former general counsel, who is seeking “substantial damages” for breach of contract and duty. According to the judgment in the case of PCP Capital v Barclays, Barclays is facing allegations of breach of contract and duty from former GC Judith Shepherd, […]

A&O hires new CMO from magic circle rival

Allen & Overy has hired its new global chief marketing and communications officer from Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. Lucy Murphy joins the firm in July after over a decade at Freshfields. At A&O, she replaces Richard Grove, who is retiring from the firm after nearly 14 years. The new role means Murphy will have now held […]

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