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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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Kirkland alumni club: Willkie secures double-partner hire in London

Willkie Farr & Gallagher has secured its long-awaited hire of two partners from Kirkland & Ellis, as they join former colleague Claire McDaid to expand its City private equity team. Gavin Gordon and David Arnold are to join Willkie in the City, following on from the firm’s hire of Dechert tax partner Jane Scobie last […]

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Five contenders line up in Simmons’ election race

Simmons & Simmons is gearing up for official hustings next week, as five contenders look set to battle it out in the senior partner election race. The Lawyer understands that the line-up includes three London partners and two international ones, in Hong Kong and Germany respectively. The partners in question are London financial services partner […]

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Barclays ordered to pay £28m costs bill in PCP dispute

Barclays is facing a costs bill nearing £28m after defeating a High Court claim from PCP Capital, as each side was ordered to pay its own legal fees. This was confirmed during a hearing on Thursday afternoon, which revealed that Barclays outspent its opponents by just under £10m. Simmons & Simmons represented the bank throughout the […]

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