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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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When global corporations face employment litigation that has the potential to alter their business models forever, 11KBW’s Christopher Jeans QC (Call: 1980) is the barrister they often turn to. With a niche representing respondents in gig economy-related claims, Jeans’ current list of clients includes Uber and Deliveroo, with the silk recently securing a mammoth Court […]

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CMS promotes 23 UK lawyers in bumper promos round

CMS has made up 52 lawyers to partner worldwide, its largest-ever promotions round. The firm has promoted 52 partners globally, spanning 22 offices of which the UK accounted for 44 per cent of the total. In the UK, 23 new partners were made up. Of the London partners, energy lawyer Dalia Majumder-Russell was a paralegal […]

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Debevoise targets tech with new West Coast base

Debevoise & Plimpton is to open a San Francisco office later this year with a special focus on technology companies and private investment firms. This will be Debevoise’s third US office, after New York and Washington DC. For a firm of US heritage, it currently has a larger presence in Continental European locations such as […]

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ASOS calls on Slaughters in Topshop deal

Slaughter and May and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are acting on ASOS’ £295m acquisition of a clutch of high street brands from collapsed retail group Arcadia. Led by corporate partner Andrew Jolly, Slaughters is at the helm for ASOS which has taken on the Topshop, Topman, Miss Selfridge and HIIT brands for £265m, and a further […]

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