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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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Simmons set to move business services teams to Bristol

Simmons & Simmons is in the process of relocating its business services function to Bristol, The Lawyer understands. After previously moving the IT department from London to the Bristol office, the firm is now shifting the finance function in the same premises. It is understood that as part of the consultation, which is expected to […]

New York

White & Case US duo depart for A&O

Allen & Overy has made a double hire from White & Case in New York, as the firm continues to add partners to its leveraged finance group. Gordon Mak and Stanimir (Stan) Kostov join the magic circle firm’s New York office. Mak has been a partner in White & Case’s debt finance practice since 2018, […]

Glasgow Scotland

DWF downsizes in Glasgow after firmwide property audit

After surveying staff on what they want from the office, DWF is to move to new and smaller premises in Glasgow to reflect the change in working patterns caused by the pandemic. This is the first step to be taken by the firm on the back of its global office strategy, which started late last […]

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