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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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Keystone profits up 40 per cent in interim financials

Dispersed firm Keystone Law has posted its interim financial results for the six months ending in July 2018, showing double-digit growth both in turnover and profits. The firm revealed 30 per cent turnover growth from £15.3m to £20m. Profit before tax, meanwhile, increased by 40.3 per cent, rising from £1.7m to £2.3m. In addition, cash […]

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PwC takes bet on US firm Fragomen with strategic alliance

Big Four powerhouse PwC and US firm Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen & Loewy have entered a strategic alliance to pitch jointly for immigration-related work from clients across the world. PwC’s global immigration practice covers more than 170 countries, while New York-based US immigration specialist Fragomen has more than 50 offices in over 25 countries, including 16 offices across […]

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