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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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Linklaters hands out all-staff bonus

Linklaters is the latest firm to dish out bonuses to staff worldwide, on the same day it emerged that a voluntary redundancy programme had been launched in its City secretarial function. The magic circle firm will award bonuses of 5 per cent of a staff member’s annual salary, which will be pro-rated. The rewards will […]

Shoosmiths’ Simon Boss on working smarter and rethinking the way we operate

Ahead of the inaugural Smarter Working Week in association with Shoosmiths event, Shoosmiths chief executive Simon Boss spoke with The Lawyer about the concept of smarter working and how that has evolved over the past year. “Many people may think smarter working is just about efficiency or productivity” and while it includes that, it’s actually […]

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City firms lead as Deliveroo targets £8.8bn valuation

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Latham & Watkins have been leading on the bumper listing of Deliveroo, which yesterday said it was targeting a valuation of up to £8.8bn. The magic circle firm bagged a new instruction from the takeaway giant for its listing, with partners Mark Austin and Doug Smith taking the lead. Proskauer Rose […]

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