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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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Commercial projects, whether they be major outsourcing contracts for goods or services or terms and conditions for a small business, can encompass a broad range of legal issues. We can deal with commercial and contractual matters covering a broad spectrum of our clients’ business transactions and in doing so we provide each client with the […]

Maja Jovancevic

Jovancevic-Setka, Maja

Maja Jovančević-Šetka is a partner in the banking and finance department. Jovančević-Šetka provides a full scope of legal advice related to banking and finance matters: from large-scale transactions in the financial sector, regulatory matters and complex structured finance, to full legal assistance in distressed transactions. She is considered the leading banking lawyer in Serbia. She is […]

International arbitration

Cross-border disputes are increasingly common, involving different cultures, legal systems and business concepts. They are often complex, time consuming and costly. International arbitration procedures have been designed to overcome these difficulties. Many businesses adopt arbitration provisions in their commercial agreements so that any disputes may be resolved efficiently. Our international arbitration practice has handled complex […]

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Recruiters: Cobbetts was continuing to hire lawyers up until December

Cobbetts was recruiting associates as recently as December 2012, with many recruiters that work with the firm expressing shock that it is planning to go into administration. Recruiters across the country have said they are already getting calls from “surprised” fee-earners following the news that the firm is set to enter administration. While most admit […]

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