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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.
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, […]
Analysis of recent fines suggests that environmental prosecutions are resulting in more substantial fines, especially for ‘very large organisations’.
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.
The Data Protection Authority in Hungary (Nemzeti Adatvédelmi és Információszabadság Hatóság), recently published its annual report which included details of a fine of €670,000 (HUF 250,000,000) being imposed on a bank. To date, this fine is the highest imposed by the Hungarian Authority.
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New Mexico isn’t the place to be looking for referral relationships.
Law firms will need to consider their values if tensions between US and China continue to escalate
One judge is behind a spate of high-profile rulings
The magic circle has been usurped by the US ‘giants’ when it comes to corporate practice
Recent salary hikes have meant that several City firms’ NQ pay is higher than the PEP of some regional firms
Big deals mean big business. But as the Twitter saga shows, there’s also the potential for a dispute.
Fast-growing law firm Elevate has turned to US investment banking provider Stifel to begin a private equity capital raise, with Reed Smith as legal advisor. Having considered an AIM listing back in 2021, which was delayed due to Covid-19 disruption, Elevate has decided that private equity financing would be more conducive to its strategy and […]
Kirkland & Ellis has bolstered its investment funds practice by swiping a partner from Ashurst’s London office. Catherine Gokah makes the move after being appointed partner at Ashurst in May 2021. Her practice involves advising fund sponsors in respect to fundraising activities with a focus on real estate and infrastructure. Christopher Braunack, investment funds partner […]
A senior lawyer at Uber has been hired as the new general counsel of holiday and leisure company Bourne Leisure. Helen Hayes trained in private practice at DLA Piper where she practised as an associate in the commercial litigation department for 10 years. She then spent six years climbing the ranks at Uber covering Northern […]
Shoosmiths has launched its first ever firmwide bonus scheme as part of its newly-minted reward strategy.
Exeter-headquartered Ashfords is making plans to secure the longevity of the firm, whether that be through merger, acquisition or organic growth. CEO Louise Workman said the firm’s financials have stabilised following the “bizarre” Covid-19 years, meaning now is the time to start considering the future of Ashfords. She explained: “Now that we’ve sorted out the […]
A reduction in lawyer headcount and the strengthening pound is to blame for HFW’s revenue falling from £200.2m to £198.7m over 2021/22, The Lawyer has been told. The 0.8 per cent dip stands in contrast to the previous year, when HFW broke the £200m barrier due to a 2.6 per cent growth in turnover from […]
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