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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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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.

Judgments of Note – The FCA, PwC and Hytera

Financial Conduct Authority & Ors v Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd & Ors [2021] UKSC 1  The Supreme Court handed down the latest judgment in The Financial Conduct Authority & Ors v Arch Insurance (UK) Ltd & Ors. In its judgment the Supreme Court ruled in favour of the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), represented by Herbert […]

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A&O’s China JV expands in Beijing with disputes team  

Allen & Overy’s Chinese joint operation firm Shanghai Lang Yue has launched a Beijing office with the hire of a dispute team from red circle rival Fangda Partners. The team heading Lang Yue’s Beijing office is led by Melody Wang, a seasoned litigator and investigations lawyer. Wang joins from Chinese red circle firm Fangda Partners’ […]

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