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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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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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Doughty Street on call for first coronavirus-related case

Barristers from Doughty Street Chambers have represented three vulnerable British nationals who were quarantined due to a coronavirus outbreak on a Spanish island. Caoilfhionn Gallagher QC and Nichola Higgins acted for the trio who had been quarantined in the H10 Costa Adeje Palace in Tenerife, liaising with British and Spanish authorities to negotiate their release. […]

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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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