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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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RPC has fleshed out its Asian offering with the hire of Ashurst partner Peter Kwon who will launch the firm’s Korea desk. Kwon will be based in RPC’s Hong Kong office where he will lead the desk with a general arbitration focus on major Korean corporates, financial institutions, and investment funds. A key part of […]

Revealed: The Top 20 Cases of 2022

A number of pandemic-related disputes were played out in the nation’s courts last year, with this trend set to continue well into 2022. The UK Government’s response will be probed in the long-awaited public Covid-19 inquiry, while obligations to care home residents will also be under the spotlight. In the insurance world, business interruption losses […]

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No longer just for lawyers: Pro bono opportunities opened up for business services professionals

An initiative has been launched by Pinsent Masons’ former head of communications that aims to offer pro bono opportunities to business services professionals in the legal sector. Fred Banning is spearheading the project, assisted by an advisory board of professionals from across the sector including Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom’s marketing leader Jeremy Ford, […]

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BCLP real estate partner exits for Addleshaws

Addleshaw Goddard has recruited a long-term corporate real estate partner from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, marking yet another departure for the transatlantic firm. Simon Pollock is set to move to Addleshaws’ investment management group after spending nearly 29 years with BCLP. He joined legacy firm Berwin Leighton Paisner in 1993, which merged with US firm […]

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