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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 reveals steady, but not stellar, financials two years after merger

Two years into its tripartite merger, CMS has reported a single digit rise in its financials to hit €1.36bn. According to the firm, UK turnover grew 5 per cent over 2018/2019 from £518m to £545.8m, with global revenue also rising 5 per cent to €1.36bn. The rise in revenue is much more muted compared to […]

Hot 100 career quiz: CMS partner Clare Thomas

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CMS expands flex offering with Obelisk deal

CMS has teamed up with legal services provider Obelisk in a bid to tap into its flexible network of professionals to support one of the firm’s new innovation units. Obelisk will supply people and technology resources to Mix, a unit led by head of legal service design and delivery John Craske, that tailors tech solutions […]

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