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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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Dechert beefs up in restructuring with Jones Day hire

Dechert is adding a new restructuring partner to its London ranks, months after the arrival of Weil Gotshal & Manges partner Adam Plainer. The US firm is beefing up the team with the hire of Jones Day partner Kay Morley. Morley has been a Jones Day lifer, having spent her entire career at the US […]

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Augusta bags £250m in latest funding round

Augusta Ventures’ war chest has almost doubled after concluding a round of funding worth £250m. This latest capital raising, which is Augusta’s biggest so far, means the funder now boasts a pot of assets worth £585m to meet increased levels of demand. Augusta’s co-founder and managing director Robert Hanna told The Lawyer that the funder’s […]

Barrister of the week: Fountain Court’s Tetyana Nesterchuk

When Fountain Court’s Tetyana Nesterchuk went to Lady Hale for advice on balancing family life with a busy legal career, the-then Supreme Court Justice simply said: “You can’t have it all.” But a quick glance at Nesterchuk’s CV might suggest otherwise. Ukraine-born Nesterchuk has been able to build a broad commercial and public law practice, […]

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