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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.



HSF cashes in on seven-year Nortel bankruptcy with $400m fees

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has earned almost $400m (£283m) in fees for its work on the ongoing administration of Canadian telecoms giant Nortel Networks, an administrators’ report has found. The firm is the largest sole recipient of the total $1.689bn (£1.2bn) paid out by bankrupt Nortel Networks to lawyers and administrators worldwide over the course […]

Conyers advises on Hutchison China MediTech’s US IPO

Conyers Dill & Pearman provided Cayman Islands law advice to Hutchison China MediTech Limited (China-Med) on its $101m IPO. Partner Lilian Woo and Associate Felicity Lee of Conyers’ Hong Kong office advised on the matter working alongside King Wood & Mallesons and Ropes & Gray.

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