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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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Penningtons Manches Cooper promotes four in 2021 partner round

Penningtons Manches Cooper has promoted four lawyers in its 2021 partner promotions round. Clare Arthurs, Rebecca Andrews Walker, Elise Bevan and Alex Prew will join the partnership as of 1 April. Andrews Walker is a restructuring specialist, Bevan works in clinical negligence and Prew is a real estate lawyer. Arthurs, meanwhile, leads the knowledge function […]

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