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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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DLA Piper has appointed a new UK managing partner and shaken up its international executive team following the re-election of Simon Levine as international managing partner last month. Manchester-based finance and projects partner Liam Cowell will take the reins from Sandra Wallace, who, after three years in the role, will step down to focus on her role […]

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DLA Piper crowns Levine for second consecutive term

Simon Levine has secured another four year tenure as managing partner of DLA Piper after no one else in the partnership stepped forward to challenge him. Despite rumblings in some corners that a potential contender could rise up out of Europe, it’s been an assuredly silent week for Levine who was re-elected unopposed. Levine first took […]

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Fieldfisher corporate lawyer victorious in senior partner elections

Corporate partner David Wilkinson has won the senior partner election at Fieldfisher, fighting off competition from real estate candidate Anthony Phillips. The two partners were the only duo who vied for the three-year job as incumbent Matthew Lohn stood down after six years in the role. Wilkinson was made up to partner in the firm’s […]

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