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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: Silk ceremony to go ahead today

Despite several major events being postponed and law firms telling staff to work from home, the Queen’s Counsel Appointments has remained defiant and said the silks ceremony today will go ahead as planned. The QCA said it had consulted Public Health England (PHE) about the event and were told there was “no reason to cancel” […]

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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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