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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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Commercial set Twenty Essex has brought in an arbitration silk from Maitland Chambers. Andrew Ayres QC has left Maitland after almost 25 years, becoming the latest silk to join Twenty Essex. Ayres is a commercial disputes barrister, with connections abroad, particularly in Asia Pacific and with the offshore community. He has a particular focus on […]

PwC appoints new UK head of legal

PwC legal head Ed Stacey is to stand down from his role, handing over the reins to partner Teresa Owusu-Adjei. As UK head of legal, Owusu-Adjei will lead 400 lawyers and other legal professionals. She has been with the accountancy firm since 1995, and a financial services partner since 2008 Stacey was appointed head of […]

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Litigation insurance broker, TheJudge, has launched a funding arm after it was taken over by a London-based provider over a year ago. The broker was acquired by Thomas Miller, an insurance and professional services company, in 2019. As part of the acquisition, the company has launched Erso Capital, a litigation funding specialist. Erso will be […]

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Barrister of the week: Old Square Chambers’ Melanie Tether

Last week’s judgment regarding workers’ rights was a victory of epic proportions for those in the gig economy, as the Supreme Court slapped down Uber’s argument and sided with the drivers. One of the counsel members taking part in the hearing was Old Square’s Melanie Tether, who supported chambers’ colleague Oliver Segal QC after the […]

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