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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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Costa Coffee names new legal chief

Costa Coffee has appointed a new general counsel following the retirement of former GC Russell Fairhurst. Long-serving in-house lawyer Fairhurst had been GC at Costa since 2018, upon its sale from Whitbread to Coca Cola. He had been at Whitbread for 26 years, including serving as legal director and deputy company secretary for nearly 22 […]

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William Hill appoints new GC after £2.9bn Caesars takeover

William Hill has appointed a new general counsel after it was acquired by Caesars for nearly £3bn earlier this year. Verity Young has taken on the GC and company secretary post from Simon Callander, who is now acting as a consultant for Caesars around the on-sale of William Hill’s non-US business. Caesars made clear that […]

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Law firms should ask hard questions about Stonewall

City firms are traditionally slow to react on controversial topics, but as a number of organisations withdraw their support for Stonewall’s Diversity Champions scheme, they may be forced to consider their position internally.

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