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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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Clifford Chance makes up largest cohort of new partners in a decade

Clifford Chance has announced its partner promotions for 2019, making up 30 worldwide, the highest number in over a decade. The last time the magic circle made up more was in 2008, when it promoted 35. Overall, women accounted for a third of this year’s promotions. The Asia-Pacific region saw a higher number of new […]

Partner promotions: Taylor Wessing makes good on promise to improve gender diversity

Taylor Wessing has made up five lawyers to partner in its latest UK promotions round, with 60 per cent of the promotions targeting female lawyers. The five new partners in London are Alexander Erskine, Lauren Fendick, Amy Patterson, Adam Rendle and Alexandra Richardson. Private client lawyer Erskine trained at Herbert Smith Freehills, while real estate’s […]

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