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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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Allen & Overy former senior partner David Morley has gained an seat on the strategic advisory board for Indian firm Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Morley, who retired from the A&O partnership last year after eight years as senior partner and five years as managing partner, has been appointed with immediate effect. Morley, who was the chairman […]

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U+I appoints five City firms to new panel

U and I Group (U+I) has completed its latest panel, sticking with five City firms after a new relationship-based review process. Hogan Lovells, CMS, Clyde & Co, Gowling WLG and Osborne Clarke have all retained their places on the FTSE 250 property regeneration group’s panel. U+I completed its first legal panel in 2017 following its […]

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