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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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Barclays is on the brink of a big change in the way it uses outside advisers What exactly is Barclays going to do with its lawyers? CEO Antony Jenkins’ Transform programme is bound to lead to deep spending cuts affecting law firm fees, but it looks as though the bank is going to go much […]

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European moves: 11 July 2013

All the latest partner hires and other appointments within Continental European firms and offices. Benelux Dutch boutique Van Campen Liem has appointed Loyens & Loeff senior associate as a partner in its Luxembourg funds practice. The firm has also promoted corporate lawyers Cees Kersten and Bart Wehmeijer as partners in its Amsterdam office. Luxembourg firm […]

Silk Street’s finest storm the deal tables

This week, The Lawyer brings you a round-up of the City’s biggest deals in June. It has been a particularly busy month on Silk Street, with Linklaters storming Thomson Reuter’s UK and global rankings. The firm took the top spot worldwide by value, advising on $21.1bn (£14bn) of deals. In the UK, it took second […]

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