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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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The magic circle firms and Slaughter and May are telling their staff to work from home over the next few weeks, as a measure to fend off the spread of coronavirus. A&O said in a statement that it is “strongly encouraging all partners and staff in its London office to take advantage of its existing […]

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As another International Women’s Day rolls by, there’s much that the UK legal profession needs to do before it can say that gender representation in its ranks is truly something to be proud of. As of 2019, women made up 29 per cent of partnerships across the UK top 100 firms. That’s not great, but […]

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The Virus Diaries: Bruno Gattai, Milan

The ten-minute ride to the office was always the same. Bruno Gattai would jump on his moped and take the quick journey across the busy downtown of Milan, avoiding cars and commuters frantically crossing the streets. But in the space of two weeks, everything has changed. Following the coronavirus outbreak that has brought Italy to […]

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