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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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Freshfields to probe Ted Baker’s £25m balance sheet error

Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer has been drafted in to conduct an independent review of Ted Baker’s finances, after the retailer’s board warned of an overstatement of up to £25m. The accounting blunder means the value of inventory held on Ted Baker’s balance sheet may have been inflated between £20m to £25m. The fashion retailer’s board said […]

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A Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer litigator has exited Fleet Street following the outcome of an internal investigation, just two months after another one of the firm’s former partners was fined by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal over misconduct allegations. Nick Williams has left the firm’s London office; he was promoted in the firm’s disputes group in 2017, […]

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