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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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Travers Smith has elected its new managing partner, as David Patient prepares to step down after six years in charge. The firm has given the role to partner Edmund Reed, who will take the post in July 2021. A member of the firm’s private equity and financial sponsors group, he advises on corporate and M&A […]

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Softbank’s UK deputy GC leaves role after in-house stint

The deputy general counsel for the UK investment adviser branch of Softbank has left his role after six months. Softbank brought in Paul Loynes in November 2019 from Apollo Global Management, although it’s understood he departed in March. Loynes was previously the first-ever European general counsel of US private equity firm Apollo Global Management. He spent […]

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