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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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Eversheds plans three-stage shift to hybrid working

Eversheds Sutherland has revealed it is planning to introduce a hybrid working model in the UK, becoming the latest firm to rethink its approach to office life. According to the firm, subject to government guidelines, staff who meet certain criteria can choose to return to the firm’s UK offices from now until 21 June. Each […]

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Kirkland follows Simpson Thacher with Brussels launch

Kirkland & Ellis has launched a competition-focused Brussels office as part of its post-Brexit strategy. The US firm has opened doors in the Belgian city in a bid to handle cases before the European Commission and courts, especially when it comes to merger control. It is understood that the office will be led by London […]

PwC’s new legal head sets out strategy for growth

The new legal head of PwC is setting out a strategy to build out a wide-ranging offering around ESG, the result of a months-long consultation among the partnership. New head Teresa Owusu-Adjei replaced longtime chief Ed Stacey last February, after he stood down following a four-year term. Stacey was appointed head of legal in 2017. He […]

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