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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.


VdA in data protection who’s who

In the first edition of “Who’s Who Legal: Data”, VdA is the firm with the highest number of appointed lawyers, with 5 nominations. Fernando Resina da Silva (partner), Magda Cocco (partner), Margarida Couto (partner), Inês Antas de Barros (managing associate) and Helena Correia Mendonça (principal consultant) are the appointed Lawyers for this international ranking.

Alex Stein prosecutes ex-BHS owner Dominic Chappell

The former owner of BHS has been convicted of failing to co-operate with The Pensions Regulator (TPR). Businessman Dominic Chappell, who bought the high street chain for just £1 from Sir Philip Green the year before it went into administration, was convicted of three counts of neglecting or refusing to provide information or documents. Sentencing is […]

Michelmores elects litigation head to managing partner

Michelmores has elected its head of commercial dispute resolution to be its next managing partner. Tim Richards will begin his three-year term in May, replacing the outgoing Malcolm Dickinson, who had been in post since 2008. Richards is currently chair of the firm’s executive board. He trained at Hogan Lovells, qualifying in 1989 and working there until […]

Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners promotes five new partners

The international law firm Gianni, Origoni, Grippo, Cappelli & Partners announces the promotion of five new partners: Gabriele Arcuri, Emanuele Bosia, Mariasole Conticelli, Eva Cruellas Sada and Andrea Gritti. Gabriele Arcuri (Corporate/M&A, Rome) is an expert in corporate and commercial law, corporate governance of private companies, mergers and acquisitions, divestment and acquisition of share packages and […]

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