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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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City trio enters fray in Russian oligarch scrap

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Inmarsat GC moves over to Avast

Inmarsat’s general counsel Trudy Cooke has joined cybersecurity software company Avast as its new legal chief. Cooke left her role as GC at satellite company Inmarsat at the end of last year and has been succeeded by Brad Swann. Swann, who joined Inmarsat in 2015, was previously SVP of legal affairs. Swann will helm a […]

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A&O in line to save £155m as firm plans office cuts

Ahead of an anticipated reduction in office space, Allen & Overy (A&O) has said it expects to save £155.3m if it terminates certain lease contracts early. A change in accounting rules means law firms are required to report on how they treat office leases around the world where they can leave earlier than the full […]

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