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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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Commercial set Twenty Essex has brought in an arbitration silk from Maitland Chambers. Andrew Ayres QC has left Maitland after almost 25 years, becoming the latest silk to join Twenty Essex. Ayres is a commercial disputes barrister, with connections abroad, particularly in Asia Pacific and with the offshore community. He has a particular focus on […]

Accountancy firm’s GC moves over to Clydes

Clyde & Co has hired a partner in its London office from accountancy firm RSM. Penrose Foss joins the firm’s London office after almost a decade as RSM’s general counsel. She joins the firm’s accountants’ liability and regulatory investigations team. Foss has experience of advising on risk management issues as well as defending complex, high-value […]

Barrister of the week: Matrix Chambers’ Jamas Hodivala QC

Jamas Hodivala QC describes his transferral from legal aid work to corporate crime as like going through an underwater tunnel, holding his breath, unaware of whether he would come up on the other side. However, since submerging himself in a new practice several years ago, the Matrix Chambers’ silk has since ascended to the Supreme […]

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Revealed: UK Government’s legal fees mount amid Covid-19 crisis

The Government Legal Department (GLD) spent almost £20m on external law firms and counsel in the second half of the year, The Lawyer can reveal. In a Freedom of Information request, the GLD confirmed that it spent £17.02m on legal spend between May 2020 and December 2020, with a large proportion of its legal spending […]

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