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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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Sign on the wall outside the Serious Fraud Office in central London.

Serious Fraud Office suffers setback after Supreme Court decision

The Supreme Court has dealt a blow to the UK’s fraud office, ruling today that the Serious Fraud Office cannot force a non-UK company to produce documents as part of an investigation. The High Court had originally ruled in favour of the SFO in a 2018 decision, with the Court of Appeal upholding this decision. […]

Laura King Clifford Chance

Retirement sparks search for senior HR hire at Clifford Chance

  Clifford Chance‘s longstanding head of people and talent is set to retire after more than 20 years, with the firm scanning the market for a replacement. Partner Laura King was also a member of the executive leadership and operations group at the magic circle firm, where she has led the global HR function. She […]

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Debevoise litigation team lands at Hogan Lovells

Debevoise & Plimpton has lost a City litigation team to Hogan Lovells. Commercial litigation partners Kevin Lloyd and Richard Lawton join the firm alongside counsel Akima Lambert and associate Ardil Salem, who also join as partners. Lloyd moves to Debevoise from Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), where he was head of contentious restructuring/insolvency and a board […]

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