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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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By Phil Bradley QC, Talbir Singh Two counsel from No5 are representing the defence in a blackmail case featuring a premier league footballer at Bristol Crown Court. Phil Bradley QC is representing former Take Me Out contestant Tyrone Coleman and Talbir Singh is representing his brother, Nathan, over allegations they jointly, with two others, planned […]

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Slaughters and Osborne Clarke among 15 firms on FTSE broker panel

FTSE 250 interdealer broker company TP ICAP has finished its EMEA panel review, with fifteen firms winning a place on the company’s first formal roster. Slaughter and May and magic circle firms Allen & Overy and Linklaters have all won spots, as well as Herbert Smith Freehills, Macfarlanes and Travers Smith. Eversheds Sunderland has further secured a […]

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