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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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Goodwin hits back at Kirkland with further PE hire

Goodwin has hired another partner from Kirkland & Ellis one week after it hired a partner from the same firm. The US firm has taken on London PE partner Hugh O’ Sullivan, who practices in Kirkland’s debt finance team. He spent more than four years at Kirkland, and was previously an associate for four years […]

Revealed: The Top 20 Cases of 2021

This year, the courts play host to a series of long-running financial and competition cases, while it looks like UK Government lawyers will be extremely busy.

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Judge rebukes “disorderly” Invesco claim against G4S

A case brought against G4S by Morgan Lewis & Bockius on behalf of a group of claimants has been struck out, with the judge citing “serious” mistakes in the case. Mr Justice Mann said that the failure of the in-house legal team at Invesco, one of the claimant parties, to understand its own structure was […]

Kirkland exits mount as Goodwin nabs tax partner

Goodwin has hired a tax partner from Kirkland & Ellis, marking the latest addition in a sustained streak of lateral hiring. The US firm has taken on London partner Dulcie Daly, who has spent seven years as a partner at Kirkland. As part of her practice, she works on UK and international tax planning in […]

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