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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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The head of Weil Gotshal & Manges’ City restructuring practice is leaving the firm for Dechert. London partner Adam Plainer is departing after a decade. Plainer joined Weil from Jones Day in 2010. At the time, he had been given the remit of building up the practice when it comes to work across distressed M&A and […]

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Ashurst treads into corporate governance with Addleshaws hire

Ashurst is the latest firm to invest in its corporate governance capabilities, as it looks to advise FTSE clients on matters such as ESG and compliance. The firm has hired the head of Addleshaw Goddard‘s group, Will Chalk. Chalk joins Ashurst as its first dedicated corporate governance partner, with a focus on governance, corporate compliance […]

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Addleshaws adds to disputes team with Orrick hire

Addleshaw Goddard has hired a commercial disputes partner from Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe in its London office. Maria Frangeskides joins Addleshaws after 15 years at US firm Orrick. She was previously at Coudert Partners, where she was head of litigation, and HFW, where she was an associate. Frangeskides advises multinational companies, large corporates and high […]

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