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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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Partner promotions 2019: Ashurst advances towards diversity targets

Ashurst has announced its latest round of promotions, as the firm edges towards its goal for 2022 of 33 per cent female representation in its global partnership.  In total, Ashurst has appointed 21 lawyers across nine offices to partnership. Eight new partners have been added in the UK, nine in Australia and one in each of […]

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Birmingham takes lion’s share of Gowling WLG promotions

Gowling WLG has prioritised Birmingham in its most recent partner promotions, with six out of the 10 new members based in the firm’s Midlands office. In its UK LLP partner promotions, Gowling made up six in Birmingham, three in London and one in Paris. Last year Gowling WLG made up just five partners across its […]

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Simmons unveils largest promotions round since 2008

Simmons & Simmons has promoted 15 lawyers to partner, including eight in its City office. Dispute resolution adds more partners than any other practice group in London, with four new London members and six globally. In London, there are promotions for Adam Brown, Chris Owen, Elizabeth Williams and Priya Nagpal. Brown joined from Herbert Smith […]

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CMS makes up 49 in latest promotions round

CMS has made up 40 partners in its latest promotions round, the largest number ever. The firms scored well for gender diversity in the UK, with women making up 76 per cent of the 21 promotions in the UK. Outside the UK, however, just seven of 28 partners made up were women. In the UK, […]

Mining

Mishcon loses to Cleary in billion-dollar mining arbitration

Mishcon de Reya has lost a billion-dollar arbitration case against a Brazilian mining company, represented by Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton. Cleary secured a $2bn payout for its client Vale, who claimed $1.25bn in damages for losses suffered in a joint venture dating back to 2010, with the mining arm of Israeli tycoon Beny Steinmetz’s […]

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