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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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Linklaters’ head of US practices Tom Shropshire is leaving the firm to become general counsel of drinks company Diageo. The US-based partner will also be company secretary for Diageo, with current GC Siobhán Moriarty set to retire from the company in September after 24 years of service. Tom Shropshire is currently global US practice head […]

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Linklaters’ outgoing senior partner Charlie Jacobs is to join JP Morgan when he leaves the magic circle firm later this year. Jacobs has been named as JP Morgan’s co-head of UK investment banking, alongside current lead and M&A banker David Lomer. Lomer had been leading the group with Ed Byers, who is instead taking on […]

Freeths closes Stoke office with staff going to full-time remote working

Following a refresh of its office space, Freeths has shuttered its office building in Stoke for good while taking new premises in Derby and Oxford. The firm’s Stoke team will move to full remote working and comes after managing partner of the Stoke office, Peter Gavin, retired last year. Staff who would have worked from […]

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Eversheds reimburses staff for reduced working hours

Eversheds Sutherland is set to fully reimburse staff who lost out on pay when taking part in its flexible working scheme. Those who experienced a reduction in working hours will receive all that was deducted from their base pay during the Flex programme. Those who volunteered for the initiative but didn’t take part are also […]

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Addleshaws adds to disputes team with Orrick hire

Addleshaw Goddard has hired a commercial disputes partner from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe in its London office. Maria Frangeskides joins Addleshaws after 15 years at US firm Orrick. She was previously at Coudert Partners, where she was head of litigation, and HFW, where she was an associate. Frangeskides advises multinational companies, large corporates and high […]

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