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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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Willkie Farr & Gallagher has promoted two partners in its London office, as part of its mostly US-focused 2020 round. Kirsty Maclean, in the corporate department, and Rahul Saha, the London’s office new competition partner, were the two senior associates made up in the City. Maclean started out her legal career with South African firm […]

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Avis hands panel spots to seven firms

Car rental giant Avis has finalised a seven-strong panel of legal advisers following its first review in four years. The new roster has seen no firms left out. It includes Eversheds Sutherland, Dentons, Reed Smith, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) and K&L Gates; US firms Littler Mendelson and Baker Donelson also made the cut. Each […]

Essex Court secures double hire from Matrix

Despite successfully winning Samira Ahmed’s landmark discrimination case today, Matrix Chambers has also lost two of its barristers this week to Essex Court. Alison Macdonald QC and Angeline Welsh have both decamped to join magic circle set Essex Court. This comes just days after Henderson Chambers announced Jason Housden will be joining as its new […]

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