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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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CMS extends upper age limit for firm’s leadership contest

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang has extended the age limit for candidates wishing to run in the firm’s senior partner elections, widening the pool of potential nominees for the leadership role. The age limit has been stretched from 60 to 65, The Lawyer understands. The change comes following news that incumbent Penelope Warne is looking […]

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The senior partner of CMS’s UK LLP (CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang) is looking to stand for a second term in her leadership role, The Lawyer has learned, as the merged firm gears up for its next round of elections in April 2020. Penelope Warne, who heads the energy practice and chairs the firm’s board, […]

DLA Piper leads on restructuring of department store Beales

DLA Piper has taken a lead role in the administration of the latest retail company in the UK to fall into administration. Partner Barney Smedley from the firm’s Leeds office is leading a team acting for KPMG, which was appointed as administrators for Beales following a court hearing yesterday. The Bournemouth-based department store started facing […]

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