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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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Cooley posts single-digit growth in London ahead of office move

Cooley has reported single-digit growth both in its London and global revenues as part of its latest financial results. The London office of the US firm has posted a 9.3 per cent rise from $66.7m in 2018 to $72.9m. Similarly, global revenue rose by 8.4 per cent from £1.2 to £1.3bn. Other figures show that […]

Orrick ramps up in London with Cooley hire

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has brought in a new corporate partner from Cooley, marking the firm’s first lateral in London since the departure of Ali Ramadan, who was recently lost to Goodwin’s City hiring spree. Orrick has attracted partner Ed Lukins, who will join the London-based capital markets and corporate group led by partner Nell […]

Latham loses second capital markets partner to Cooley

Cooley has hired another London capital markets partner from Latham & Watkins, filling a void left by the departure of partner Ed Lukins to Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe. The US firm has brought in long-time Latham lawyer David Boles to boost one of the London office’s most profitable practices. The hire comes less than a […]

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