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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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Supreme Court backs FCA in landmark insurance case

The Supreme Court has substantially allowed an appeal brought by HSF client, the Financial Conduct Authority, in a highly-anticipated judgment over Covid-related business losses. Today’s judgment brings guidance for businesses and the watchdog as to whether certain business interruption policies linked to the pandemic relate to losses. Crucially, it means that businesses can make claims to […]

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Slaughters supports UK Government on Covid freight deal

Slaughter and May advised the Department for Transport on a £600,000 mandate around a financial package to protect freight routes during the Covid-19 pandemic, building on a string of profitable public work mandates. A response to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request revealed that the firm advised on a £35m financial aid package approved by […]

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Mishcon takes on BT in multimillion-pound consumer action

Telecoms giant BT has called on Simmons & Simmons as it faces a multimillion-pound claim in the Competition Appeal Tribunal. The claim is brought by Justin La Patourel, founder of Collective Action on Landlines (CALL), and Mishcon de Reya’s Rob Murray. The dispute relates to BT allegedly overcharging customers for its landline subscription. In 2017, […]

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