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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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Morrison & Foerster (MoFo) has rewarded its UK associates with a special appreciation bonus for the last financial year. The US firm has handed out an additional bonus to its associate workforce as a reward for a positive set of London financials in a turbulent year. It is understood that the payment was announced by […]

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Addleshaws launches in Paris with 22-lawyer swoop

Addleshaw Goddard has opened its doors in Paris, landing teams from Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner (BCLP) and K&L Gates for the launch. For its latest European push since opening in Germany in 2019, Addleshaws has secured 22 lawyers in Paris, including seven partners, covering corporate, real estate and litigation. An 18-lawyer team joins from BCLP, […]

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Revealed: Nearly a quarter of the Top 100 are still using furlough scheme

Firms including Trowers & Hamlins and TLT were among those that made claims through the UK Government’s coronavirus job retention scheme last month, according to new data released by HMRC. The data shows that 17 law firms from the top half of The Lawyer’s latest UK200 report were still making claims for furlough at the […]

Barrister of the week: Doughty Street’s Adam Wagner

Ever since his first Twitter thread on 15 March 2020, which set out the impending impact of coronavirus on human rights, Adam Wagner has provided a fundamental public service. By tracking and explaining the ever-changing regulations relating to the pandemic, the Doughty Street Chambers‘ junior has helped individuals keep up with new and complex laws. […]

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Dechert adds litigator to City leadership team

Dechert’s City leadership team has gained a new member, after the appointment of Dorothy Cory-Wright to the group. Cory-Wright joins existing managing committee members, Gus Black, Jason Butwick and Chris Field, who are partners in financial services, employment and corporate respectively. Her appointment adds a litigation flavour to the mix, having joined as Dechert’s London […]

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