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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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The virus is not the only crisis

It’s hard to think of anything else right now other than the coronavirus, but the world doesn’t stop, and you might have noticed that there is another weighty issue that has also made the leap from global public consciousness into the legal market, particularly over the past year: climate change. Largely thanks to the efforts […]

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The vac schemes left vacant

Last week Shearman & Sterling became the first firm to cancel its spring vacation scheme for students. Further disappointment for aspiring lawyers followed as Slaughter and May (which offers 100 placements during its two vac schemes in the spring and summer at a rate of £450 per week) and White & Case (which pays vac […]

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Slaughters corporate partner gears up for Australia move

Slaughter and May has suffered a rare loss as one of its corporate team prepares to move back to Australia. Susannah Macknay, named in The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2018, has left the firm for Sydney headquartered Gilbert and Tobin. Australian-born Macknay joined the firm in 2007 and made partner in 2014. Macknay was listed in […]

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The Virus Diaries: Bruno Gattai, Milan

The ten-minute ride to the office was always the same. Bruno Gattai would jump on his moped and take the quick journey across the busy downtown of Milan, avoiding cars and commuters frantically crossing the streets. But in the space of two weeks, everything has changed. Following the coronavirus outbreak that has brought Italy to […]

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