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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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“Cumbersome” structure dropped in Irwin Mitchell reshuffle

Irwin Mitchell is disbanding its three divisions as part of a firmwide reorganisation. The firm’s personal injury, business legal services and private wealth divisions will now sit within two teams: client services and commercial growth. Speaking to The Lawyer, group CEO Andrew Tucker said that the shift is to ensure one client experience across the […]

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Debevoise lawyer moves back to the Bar

Fountain Court has hired an international counsel from Debevoise & Plimpton, the set’s fourth barrister recruit this year. Robin Lööf is joining the chambers at the end of this month. He has been at Debevoise since 2013, working in its white-collar and regulatory defense group. As such, he advises on anti-corruption matters and other criminal […]

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