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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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Forsters has triumphed in a recent contest over legal privilege on behalf of a group of 240 investors, as they tried to force Dentons to hand over documents linked to a controversial fraud scheme. Dentons has been dragged into the dispute due to one of its former clients, Anabus, which allegedly operated a fraudulent scheme […]

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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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Dentons on the hunt for new City HQ

With its lease set to expire in five years time, Dentons has brought in real estate advisers as it considers whether to stay or move out of its current London headquarters. The firm has appointed the City office of real estate agency Knight Frank. The firm is understood to be eyeing a space of about 130-150,000 […]

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BCLP’s unexpected real estate compromise

London’s position as the coronary artery of the global real estate market is intact despite Brexit. The City is still strategically important to those firms wanting a slice of the pie. The fact that 100 partners at firms in The Lawyer’s new Global Real Estate 50 report have been promoted in London in the last […]

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