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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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Coronavirus: Simmons City office to close for one day next week

Simmons & Simmons is set to close its London office on Monday as the firm takes precautionary steps in light of coronavirus. The firm’s City staff have been told to work from home on Monday, just days after the virus – which started in Wuhan, China – was declared a global pandemic by the World […]

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KWM closes Sydney office over coronavirus fears

KWM has closed its 800-staff Sydney office due to a suspected case of COVID-19, becoming the second law firm in the city to take such precautions after Clayton Utz. The firm’s Sydney office is expected to re-open next Monday depending on further information and all of its 800 staff are working from home in the […]

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The size of the Italian coronavirus headache

Have you washed your hands? Then we shall begin. UK lawyers will be closely monitoring how firms in Italy respond to the coronavirus quarantine as the profession braces for the full impact of the outbreak on home soil. As Italy’s economic hub, Milan is a key destination for half (25) of The Lawyer Corporate 50 […]

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