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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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Allen & Overy’s former senior partner David Morley has taken on a new leadership role for the European arm of global investment firm Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ). Morley has been named managing director and head of Europe, a full-time role based in the London office and with a seat on CDPQ’s […]

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Pinsents hires Bakers partner for Dutch foray

Pinsent Masons has made further inroads into Continental Europe with the opening of an office in Amsterdam. The firm has recruited TMT, data privacy and digital partner Wouter Seinen from Baker McKenzie to head its new Amsterdam office. The office will focus on advising clients on cyber, data, tech and life sciences mandates. Seinen will […]

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Shearman books Tony Blair for partnership retreat

Shearman & Sterling is set to host Tony Blair as part of its virtual global partnership retreat, The Lawyer understands, days after the major exit of an eight-strong arbitration team in Paris. The US firm will host the former UK Prime Minister as a surprise guest speaker for its upcoming partnership retreat. Sources said the […]

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