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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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Fried Frank makes double hire in Frankfurt and London

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson has made its first lateral hire in Frankfurt in three years and has also added a lawyer to its London office from Paul Weiss Rifkind Wharton & Garrison. The New York firm had added finance partner Jérôme Friedrich in Germany, while capital markets counsel John Satory will move into […]

Fried Frank to join fellow US firms and Freshfields in new City HQ

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson is poised to move its London offices next year, just three years after moving into its current space in the City. The US firm will be one of the future tenants in the recently-built 100 Bishopsgate, which houses other stateside firms such as Paul Hastings and Cadwalader Wickersham & […]

Fried Frank and RPC act on Jack Wills sale to Sports Direct

Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson and RPC have swooped in to help apparel company Jack Wills on its restructuring sale to retailer Sports Direct. Mike Ashley’s Sports Direct agreed to buy the UK business of Jack Wills out of insolvency for up to £12.75m. KPMG was appointed as the administrators for Jack Wills earlier […]

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