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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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Ashurst treads into corporate governance with Addleshaws hire

Ashurst is the latest firm to invest in its corporate governance capabilities, as it looks to advise FTSE clients on matters such as ESG and compliance. The firm has hired the head of Addleshaw Goddard‘s group, Will Chalk. Chalk joins Ashurst as its first dedicated corporate governance partner, with a focus on governance, corporate compliance […]

Magic circle scrap conference plans as lockdown drags on

Linklaters and Clifford Chance have reached decisions on their upcoming partnership conferences, as the protracted disruption brought by new lockdowns forced them to once again alter plans. Linklaters has scrapped plans to hold its partnership conference in person. The magic circle firm was meant to host an event in a Berlin hotel, benefitting from the […]

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Clifford Chance caught up in collapse of football TV rights deal

Advice provided by Clifford Chance to France’s football league is under the microscope after a tender deal collapsed last year. In 2018, Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) agreed to the second-largest TV rights deal in Europe, worth €1.15bn per year. The majority of the tender was awarded to Spanish company MediaPro, which won an €814m […]

Three firms land mandates for Covid-19 vaccine work

Clifford Chance has been awarded an extension for UK Government mandates that deal with the manufacture of Covid-19 vaccines, one of three firms that will help with the mammoth national project. It is understood that the UK Government opted to rely on no more than three firms when it comes to the logistical path that […]

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