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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.


DAC Beachcroft goes for New York, New York

And so the firm has launched a representative office in the city that doesn’t sleep, keen to be king of the hill and top of the heap (quite the challenge). The firm said the office would support its international network, which has expanded rapidly across Latin America since the merger between legacy Beachcroft and legacy […]

What’s coming up in 2014: 10 legal employment issues you need to know

By Jayne Flint Every year brings with it a raft of new legislation and legal points for employers to grapple with. As we start yet another year of change to employment law, Shoosmiths looks at the 10 most important developments in the pipeline. Changes to TUPE: the proposed new regulations come into force on 31 […]


Dentons elects Lazar as new European chair

Dentons partners have unanimously elected partner Evan Lazar as chair of the firm’s European board. Lazar replaces fellow legacy Salans partner François Chateau in the role. Chateau is also Dentons’ global vice-chair and will continue in that position. Dentons’ incoming European CEO, Tomasz Dabrowski (31 October 2013), and outgoing European CEO, Dariusz Oleszczuk, were also […]


Exclusive: Herbies mulls sending Aussie disputes work to Belfast

Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF) has launched a pilot scheme to explore how its Belfast office could support the firm’s Australian disputes practice.   The plan has been on the cards since 2012, when the firm started to investigate the extent to which the firm’s offering in Belfast might be able to support Australia (19 November 2012).  […]

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