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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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Weightmans has cut salaries for fixed share partners, in one of several measures the firm has taken to protect the business during the pandemic. Equity partners have agreed to a 20 per cent reduction in new drawings, while fixed share partners will be taking a reduction in shares on average of 15.7 per cent from […]

Two hires in one day: EY lands latest recruit for NewLaw push

The former chief executive officer of DWF‘s managed services business has been hired by EY Law, one year after he departed the listed firm. Anup Kollanethu will take on a role as strategic advisor for the legal arm of the accountancy firm, especially when it comes to its managed services offering. Kollanethu spent only one […]

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Ropes’ private equity co-chair to leave the firm

Ropes & Gray private equity partner Phil Sanderson is to step down from the firm after more than five years. Phil Sanderson, who joined the US firm from Travers Smith in 2015, is officially retiring from the partnership tomorrow. He has been one of the three co-heads of the firm’s private equity practice since 2018.  […]

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