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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.


HFW seals formal association with Shanghai shipping boutique

Holman Fenwick Willan (HFW) has entered into a formal association with Chinese shipping boutique Wintell & Co, making it the latest international firm to offer a more integrated approach to providing Chinese law advice. The association is the second foreign-Sino tie-up approved by the Shanghai Justice Bureau under the Shanghai Free Trade Zone pilot scheme. […]

Charles Wander

Fladgate breaks £40m with 14% revenue rise

Fladgate has posted a provisional 14 per cent rise in turnover to £42.15m for the 2015/16 financial year, becoming the first UK 200 top 100 firm to report its financial results this year. The rate of growth at Fladgate is the same as in 2014/15 and reflects a period of sustained investment in both people […]


Exclusive: Peter Gray to sue Gibson Dunn over treatment in Djibouti case

Former Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner Peter Gray has launched a lawsuit against the firm, accusing bosses of unfair dismissal and of failing to compensate him for his legal bills. Gray filed his claim at the Dubai International Financial Centre Court last week. He is seeking approximately $500,000 (£350,000) in costs related to his legal […]

Chris Saul

Outgoing Slaughters senior partner Saul to set up mediation boutique

Slaughter and May outgoing senior partner Chris Saul is to set up a mediation advisory boutique this autumn upon leaving the firm. Saul, who has been at Slaughters for nearly 40 years, registered the new company, Christopher Saul Associates, at the start of March. At the boutique Saul will manage and mediate commercial disputes, as well as be […]

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