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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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Move of the week Bird & Bird has hired corporate partner Jörg Paura as a partner in its international corporate group. He will join the Hamburg office on 1 April, from Hogan Lovells where he was a partner in the corporate M&A practice, also in Hamburg. His focus is in the steel, automotive and media […]

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Quinn Emanuel posts another record year on the back of contingent fees

Litigation firm Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan has entered this year’s US financial reporting season with an 18 per cent increase in gross revenue, taking global turnover to a record $852.5m. The US firm’s founder and managing partner John Quinn told The Lawyer that the boost was the result of a particularly busy year in […]

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