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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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The JLD blog: Career progression while remote working

Over the past year working from home has become the norm. But does working from home hinder your career progression? As junior lawyers we are told that face time with partners is key to progression, letting them know who we are what we are about and our capabilities. Even if as juniors we want to […]

Macfarlanes

Macfarlanes promotes City quintet

Macfarlanes has made up five new partners following a reduced promotions round last year. They consist of: Lorna Emson and Christopher Charlton in litigation and dispute resolution, Laura Bretherton and Paul Keddie in finance and Emma Radcliffe in competition. In 2020, just two made the grade at Macfarlanes; Alexandra Green and Alicia Thomas. The firm […]

Eight firms land places on Vodafone’s refreshed roster

Latham & Watkins and Slaughter and May are among the firms to have won spots on Vodafone’s revamped panel. The telecoms giant has wrapped a review of its roster of legal advisers, which started at the end of last year. The assessment focused on diversity and inclusion as well as ESG credentials, with general counsel […]

Middle Temple, Inns of Court

Chambers rethink real estate with office cutbacks

Barristers chambers in London are beginning to cut back on office space as they cope with continued remote working alongside financial difficulties. The Lawyer has identified four sets that have recently given up space at their respective inns, including Lamb Building, Lamb Chambers, 3 Temple Gardens and 6 Pump Court. The biggest move has been […]

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