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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.
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, […]
Analysis of recent fines suggests that environmental prosecutions are resulting in more substantial fines, especially for ‘very large organisations’.
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.
The Data Protection Authority in Hungary (Nemzeti Adatvédelmi és Információszabadság Hatóság), recently published its annual report which included details of a fine of €670,000 (HUF 250,000,000) being imposed on a bank. To date, this fine is the highest imposed by the Hungarian Authority.
Environmental, social and governance factors (ESG) alongside sustainability are hot topics in business right now. Employees are increasingly scrutinising what employers are doing to promote sustainability, not least in the benefits they offer.
In this podcast, Gowling joins leading global infrastructure and renewables market analysts Inspiratia to discuss innovation in the UK power purchase agreement (PPA) market, and whether the prices we see today are transitionary and if so, how PPAs can make such prices sustainable and meet the ever-changing needs of both offtakers and sellers.
Angolan Central Bank (Banco Nacional de Angola) Notice no. 9/22 of 6 April was recently published to establish special schemes for mortgage credit and construction credit.
After a challenging year, UK cities are gaining foreign investment and developing their presence on the global stage. How has the pandemic, COP-26 and officially leaving the EU impacted the value of investment in the UK from a global standpoint?
On April 7, 2022, Ontario released its first-ever Hydrogen Strategy (the Ontario Strategy), making it the latest province to address Canadian hydrogen sector growth through policy.
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Time to check out the 2022 UK200
Revenue growth slowed down this financial year for almost half of the top 100
Financial resilience is vital if firms are to ride out a recession
Less is sometimes more when it comes to the ratio of associates to partners
The post-pandemic decline of after-work sport can be reversed by firms with an eye on culture and wellbeing
Knights has acquired aggressively, but partners from the legacy firms aren’t sticking around
Another partner from Brown Rudnick’s restructuring team has joined Squire Patton Boggs, this time in Paris. Arnaud Moussatoff, who is based in the French capital, is moving to Squires after nearly four years as a partner at Brown Rudnick. Before that he was a counsel at DLA Piper. His move follows a five-person exodus from […]
Update from CBA (13:00pm): Kirsty Brimelow KC, chair of the CBA, has said: “The offer from government has resulted from constructive talks between the MOJ and the leadership of the CBA. “This offer represents substantial positive movement from government. As a result the offer will be put to a ballot.” After months of strike action, criminal […]
Vodafone Group has hired a new general counsel from another FTSE giant, as Rosemary Martin prepares to retire after more than decade at the telecommunications business. EasyJet’s legal chief Maaike de Bie has been appointed to the role of general counsel. De Bie is herself a FTSE in-house veteran, having been group general counsel for […]
Anthony Mason has just made history. The sign-writer has finished altering the slatted nameboard outside commercial chambers 5KBW, making a crucial change to its list of silks. The QC titles have been painted over, replaced with a new suffix: KC, for King’s Counsel. For Mason, who’s been in the business for over 30 years, it’s […]
This year’s UK200 report launches today at noon! Watch this teaser from director of insight Matt Byrne to get a peek at some of the key themes of the 2022 report. Check out The Lawyer‘s UK Legal Signal channel for more information. Matt Byrne Q&A from The Lawyer on Vimeo.
Following the departure of The Ince Group’s CEO, it has been revealed that a payment of £15,000 will be paid to him and the company’s former head of finance for loss of office. According to an announcement on the London Stock Exchange, former CEO Adrian Biles along with his father John Biles, will receive the […]
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