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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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Clydes partner leaves firm for new general counsel role

A partner at Clyde & Co has left the firm to become the first general counsel at digital workplace platform, Smart Pension. Mark Howard joins the company this month, after 14 years at Clydes. Most recently he was the head of the pensions team, advising on all areas of pensions law. His particular focus was […]

Offices

Clydes refutes “breach of duty” claims in insolvency dispute

A property business that came out of insolvency in 2015 has brought separate claims against Clyde & Co and Deloitte for advice given after its administration. The claimants, Rhino Enterprises Properties Limited (REPL) and Askwith Investments Limited (AIL), owned several properties until they went into administration in 2013, coming out of in 2015. They argue […]

Solicitors Regulation Authority

Clydes suspends two lawyers over alleged accounts breaches

Clyde & Co has suspended two lawyers from the firm ahead of an internal investigation into alleged breaches of the SRA’s accounts rules. The firm confirmed to The Lawyer that two unnamed lawyers have been referred to the Solicitors Regulatory Authority (SRA). Rule one of the SRA’s account rules, states the purpose of the rule is […]

Data dive: the rise of Clydes and Kennedys in six graphs

Clyde & Co and Kennedys both reported their latest financial results last week, and both firms hit record revenue highs. An 11 per cent rise in turnover at Kennedys saw the firm’s global revenue exceed £200m for the first time in 2018/19, while UK figures grew by £8m to £126m. Meanwhile, Clyde & Co recorded a 21st […]

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