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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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Funds held by Stephenson Harwood sparks scrap with former client

A multimillion-pound fee resting in Stephenson Harwood’s client account has sparked litigation from a former client that is seeking to reclaim funds, The Lawyer can reveal. Blue Power Group initiated legal action against Stephenson Harwood earlier this month, less than a year after the company was instructing the firm during a separate High Court matter […]

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Ropes adds funds partner in second hire this week

Ropes & Gray has added a new partner to its funds team, in the same week it also launched a European life sciences group with a recruit from Arnold & Porter. Emily Brown is the latest funds joiner from Schulte Roth & Zabel. She has been at Schulte’s London office for over two years and […]

New Look GC moves to Rolex retailer Watches of Switzerland

New Look general counsel Laura Battley has moved across to Watches of Switzerland, less than two years after the latter’s listing on the London Stock Exchange. Battley joins the FTSE 250 British watch retailer after five years as GC and company secretary at New Look. She began her legal training at Slaughter and May in […]

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Simpson Thacher expands PE ranks with Blackstone hire

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett’s London office has strengthened its ties to Blackstone, by adding its EMEA general counsel as a partner. Geoffrey Bailhache will join Simpson from Blackstone, where he was its managing director and general counsel for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He provided transactional advice for Blackstone’s PE and tactical opportunities business, […]

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