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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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Linklaters‘ former global head of leveraged finance has found his next role, months after leaving the firm where he spent most of his 25-year career. Adam Freeman has taken on a position as an associate at the Møller Institute, a leadership and professional development entity at Churchill College, one of the colleges of the University […]

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Three firms battle it out in Court of Appeal movie dispute

Womble Bond Dickinson and Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan lost out to boutique outfit Clintons in the Court of Appeal this week, in a challenge over the terms of a film contract. The dispute centred around the meaning of ‘return’ in one of the many commercial contracts relating to a film called ‘Starbright’. Under the […]

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