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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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Squire Patton Boggs promotes five in UK in 2021 partnership round

Squire Patton Boggs has announced its 2021 promotions round, with five lawyers making the grade in the UK. The five newly-minted partners across three of the firm’s UK offices make up nearly a fifth of the 23 global promotions. They include City Manchester corporate partner Louise Barber, Birmingham pensions partner Michelle Adams and Leeds corporate […]

In court this week: Fraud, FX and Bishopsgate

Slaughter and May, Peters & Peters and Signature Litigation will appear in the Court of Appeal in the long-running Credit Suisse/Republic of Mozambique dispute, after the defendants, Privinvest, lost a bid to put a stay in the fraud dispute last year. Credit Suisse is seeking counsel from Slaughters, having previously turned to Linklaters. Slaughters replaced the […]

The Mirror publisher’s legal chief leaves after 26 years

Reach’s director of legal Marcus Partington has left after nearly three decades at the newspaper publisher. Partington’s departure comes four months after Reach hired its first general counsel, corporate lawyer Parisha Kanani, who joined from Octopus Investments. Partington’s career at the publisher dates back to 1994, and he succeeded Paul Vickers as its legal chief […]

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