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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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Shoosmiths cuts 43 roles after redundancy process

Shoosmiths has concluded its redundancy consultation, with 43 roles made redundant. The firm embarked on a redundancy consultation in October which it said was as a result of “identifying more efficient ways of working during the coronavirus pandemic.” In total 52.5 roles were at risk and Shoosmiths confirmed today that 43 have been cut. When […]

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Clydes called out by judge in ongoing insolvency dispute

A judge has thrown out Clyde & Co’s attempt to delay filing its defences in a dispute with a now insolvent property company, stating the firm is “hiding behind the skirts of privilege”. The case, which was filed in 2015, is brought by Rhino Enterprises Properties Limited (REPL) and Askwith Investments Limited (AIL). They allege […]

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