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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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Fieldfisher has announced its largest promotions round since 2017, with 14 lawyers made up, 50 per cent of whom are women. The lawyers were made partners across the firm’s offices in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Brussels, Munich and Silicon Valley. The promotion round saw six new partners in London. Amy Reynolds, who joined from Ashurst in 2011, […]

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Fieldfisher reorganises Condor leadership after exits

Fieldfisher is set to expand the offering of its alternative legal services and flexible resourcing division Condor, which is understood to have generated about £2.5m in the last financial year, as part of new investments to its broader finance practice. Condor, which was launched in 2017, is articulated into two strands: a technology platform used […]

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Fieldfisher hits RPC with eight-strong team raid

Fieldfisher has snapped up an eight-strong construction and projects team from RPC as it seeks to broaden its real estate practice across the country. The team includes partners Dan Preston, who headed RPC’s construction and projects division and will have a similar role at Fieldfisher, and David Thorne. Preston, who joined RPC as a senior […]

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Clydes laments poor gender record in latest promotions

Clyde & Co has acknowledged a lack of gender diversity in its latest promotions round, despite welcoming 24 partners to the fold and doubling the number seen in 2018. The firm has stayed true to its insurance roots with the lion’s share of new partners (15) being made up in the practice, while marine and […]

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Former Davis Polk partner joins Facebook as new GC

Facebook has found a new general counsel to helm its in-house legal functions after its top lawyer Colin Stretch left the company at the end of last summer. The role has been filled by Jennifer Newstead, whose career has spanned both law firm stints and government duties. She was the first woman to head the […]

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