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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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Taylor Wessing‘s managing partner Shane Gleghorn has secured another term as the firm’s leader. Former co-head of international litigation Shane Gleghorn will lead Taylor Wessing for a further three years. He was first elected to the role in 2018. Gleghorn was part of The Lawyer’s Hot 100 2021 for steering the firm’s life sciences, IP […]

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Linklaters’ GC steps down after almost two decades

The general counsel of Linklaters is stepping down after 17 years, becoming the latest in-house veteran of the magic circle to leave the position this year. Raymond Cohen was one of the first general counsel to be appointed in City law firms. He was previously a partner in the financial services offering at the firm […]

Headhunter v law firm: let the court battle commence

Fox Rodney is suing Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft in Central London Country Court, as it seeks to claw back lost fees from a partner hire. DWF has been instructed by the legal recruiter, with court documents obtained by The Lawyer revealing that Fox Rodney is seeking 33.3 per cent of the relevant partner’s remuneration. However, […]

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Augusta bags £250m in latest funding round

Augusta Ventures’ war chest has almost doubled after concluding a round of funding worth £250m. This latest capital raising, which is Augusta’s biggest so far, means the funder now boasts a pot of assets worth £585m to meet increased levels of demand. Augusta’s co-founder and managing director Robert Hanna told The Lawyer that the funder’s […]

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