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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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Katten Muchin Rosenman’s UK arm has appointed employment partner Christopher Hitchins as its new London managing partner. Hitchins succeeds Peter Sugden, who led the London office for nine years. Hitchins trained at Slaughter and May and then joined Latham & Watkins as a corporate lawyer, later shifting to his current focus on employment via stints […]

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Four firms, including Freshfields and Linklaters, are set to share in fees totalling over £37m if the sale of FTSE security company G4S goes ahead as planned. The fee estimates for legal advice are noted in Allied Universal’s offer document for G4S, released earlier this month. Since then both Allied and rival bidder GardaWorld have […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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