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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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ENRC targets Gerrard on day one of proceedings against Dechert and SFO

The allegations facing the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), Dechert and Neil Gerrard started taking shape in the High Court today, with the US firm’s former white-collar co-head accused of “Machiavellian conduct” by ENRC. Day one of the 11-week trial kicked off before Mr Justice Waksman on Monday morning, during which the Kazakh mining company accused […]

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Kirkland to lose second partner in a week

A second partner from Kirkland & Ellis’ corporate team is set to depart the Gherkin, this time to Proskauer. The Lawyer understands that London partner Rebecca Villarreal, who has been at Kirkland for six years, will join the US rival days after the exit of corporate partner Mark Thompson to Dechert. Villarreal joined Kirkland in 2015 […]

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Kirkland takes more space in the Gherkin as headcount swells

Kirkland & Ellis has signed up for an extra floor in The Gherkin, The Lawyer understands, as its considerations around new London digs drag on. The US firm is understood to have signed a short-term, four-year lease that will also see it add the 27th floor to its real estate footprint. It is understood that […]

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