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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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A judge has said King & Spalding failed to provide “full and frank disclosure” in a recent High Court hearing against Enyo Law, adding that the omission was “highly culpable”. The comments followed a recent case between its client Leidos Inc and the Hellenic Republic, relating to the allocation of costs after the enforcement of […]

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Dentons continues lateral hiring spree with Stephenson Harwood swipe

Stephenson Harwood has lost a partner to Dentons, marking the third departure at the firm since it saw two exits to US firms. Employment partner Purvis Ghani is joining Dentons after spending four years at Stephenson Harwood. Having entered the UK firm as partner in 2015, Ghani has developed a focus on employment issues in […]

Quinn snags disputes partner from Hogan Lovells

Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has hired a disputes partner in London from Hogan Lovells in a bid to boost its human rights practice. Julianne Hughes-Jennett joins the firm after 20 years at Hogan Lovells, advising on litigation and arbitration disputes. She started her career at the firm, where she built an arbitration, litigation and […]

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