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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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Three years after opening its last office in Continental Europe, Goodwin Procter has continued to expand in the region with a new funds-focused office in Luxembourg. Goodwin’s latest outpost, which will be led by partner Alexandrine Armstrong-Cerfontaine, is an addition to its already existing London-based desk for the region. Armstrong-Cerfontaine will split her time between […]

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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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DWF is bolstering its managed services capabilities with the acquisition of a US-headquartered business for £14.2m. The firm has purchased legal managed services provider Mindcrest, which has HQs in Illinois and operational bases in India, Chicago, New York and London. The purchase, which brings 360 professionals under DWF’s roof – and for the most part […]

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