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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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Goodwin hunts for space after spate of hires

Goodwin Procter is looking to expand its London footprint in light of a sustained streak of lateral hiring. The US firm is looking for additional floors to complement its existing base at 100 Cheapside, which it is steadily outgrowing. It is understood that Goodwin is relying on the advice of Cushman & Wakefield for the […]

39 Essex lands sports silk from 2 Temple Gardens

39 Essex Chambers has hired sports law silk Nina Goolamali QC (Call: 1995) from 2 Temple Gardens (2TG).  Her departure comes after 26 years spent at her former set, with 39 Essex set to benefit from her extensive sports law and catastrophic personal injury practice. Goolamali, who took silk in 2017, is instructed by Kennedys […]

Three US firms grew City revenue by a third last year

Three US firms boosted their UK revenue by more than 30 per cent during 2020, The Lawyer can reveal, as the total turnover generated by the 50 largest US firms rose by 10 per cent, from $6.04bn to $6.67bn. Overall, 23 US firms posted a UK revenue increase in excess of 10 per cent while […]

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