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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.


New office for Ogier as firm celebrates ten years in Tokyo

Ogier is marking its tenth year in Japan with a move to expanded office premises. Ogier was the first offshore firm to establish a presence in Japan in 2008, and the team there has been led by Skip Hashimoto ever since. The firm has long been advising clients in the Japanese banking & finance, corporate […]

Sean Upson, Stewarts, litigation lawyer

Hot 100 Career Quiz: Sean Upson

Name: Sean Upson Firm: Stewarts Position: Partner Trained at: Baker & McKenzie In Hot 100 for: Leading on Stewarts’ big-ticket litigation. Read his full Hot 100 entry. What’s your most vivid memory from being a trainee? As a trainee I was in a team dealing with the Hoover free flights dispute (Hoover offered a free flight to anyone […]

Gowling WLG wins Impact Case of the Year at  Benchmark Canada Awards 2018

The Benchmark Canada Awards have once again distinguished Gowling WLG as home to one of the country’s top litigation practices, honouring the firm with one of four Impact Case of the Year awards at last night’s gala in Toronto. Gowling WLG was given the award for its representation of Ernst & Young Inc. in the […]

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