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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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A corporate partner in Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom’s Hong Kong office has moved to one of the firm’s clients Grab as group general counsel. Christopher Betts has relocated to Singapore to take up the new in-house role. He joined the Singapore-headquartered “super app” in the same month when Grab formalised its plan to […]

Osborne Clarke’s outgoing CEO lines up next law firm gig

Simon Beswick, who leaves his role as Osborne Clarke’s international CEO this summer, has been named chair of offshore firm Collas Crill. Beswick has held multiple leadership roles at Osborne Clarke, including international CEO for eight years and UK managing partner for over a decade before. Prior to that he was head of Osborne Clarke’s […]

Linklaters partner duo exit in rare magic circle switch

A Linklaters duo have left for a magic circle rival, The Lawyer can reveal, becoming partners in its City leveraged finance practice. Allen & Overy has hired Annette Kurdian and Robert Burt. Kurdian joined Linklaters in 2001 and became a partner in 2006. As part of her practice, she advises financial institutions and alternative credit […]

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White & Case plots London office refurb in bid to stay put

White & Case has slowed down its search for new London premises, instead calling upon a property consultancy to estimate the costs of a fit-out, The Lawyer understands. The US firm is thought to be interested in staying put, after viewings of other premises went nowhere. The firm has engaged agency Gardiner & Theobald to estimate the […]

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