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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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Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) is seeking the help of an expert team from management consulting firm McKinsey & Co to assist the firm’s leadership in the first part of its post-merger strategic review. The review, which is led by co-chair Lisa Mayhew and newly-appointed co-chair Steven Baumer, follows BCLP’s first leadership elections since the […]

Macfarlanes and BCLP lead on £120m sale of TfL’s former HQ

Macfarlanes and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner have acted on the £120m sale of Transport for London’s (TfL) historic Westminster headquarters. TfL has sold a 150 year lease on 55 Broadway, a Grade I listed building overlooking St James’s Park, to property developer Integrity International Group. Macfarlanes, led by real estate partners Dominic Cunliffe and Anthony Burnett-Scott, […]

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Lawyers representing claimants in the long-running dispute over the proposed third runway at Heathrow Airport have just over a week to apply for permission to appeal the decision. A judgment for the ‘rolled-up’ case was handed down this morning and the High Court rejected all challenges to the £14bn scheme to expand the UK’s largest […]

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