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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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Ocado granted appeal in court battle with ex-Jones Day partner

Ocado has been granted permission to once again pursue its contempt of court claim against former Jones Day partner Raymond McKeeve. After previously falling short in the High Court before Mr Justice Smith, Mishcon de Reya has successfully overturned the previous decision on behalf of Ocado, with the retailer’s committal application now set to proceed […]

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Retirement sparks search for senior HR hire at Clifford Chance

  Clifford Chance‘s longstanding head of people and talent is set to retire after more than 20 years, with the firm scanning the market for a replacement. Partner Laura King was also a member of the executive leadership and operations group at the magic circle firm, where she has led the global HR function. She […]

Start-up duo unveil tech apprenticeship for budding City lawyers

Two former Linklaters and Simmons & Simmons lawyers, who recently launched their second venture after the $10m sale of their first business, are looking to bolster their headcount with a new programme aimed at turning lawyers into startup gurus. The Lawyer reported last September that Stephen Scanlan, formerly a supervising associate at Simmons & Simmons, and Travis […]

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