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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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Reed Smith returns to Hogan Lovells for Paris partner hire

US firm Reed Smith has returned to Hogan Lovells for a senior partner hire in Paris, bringing in corporate partner Isabelle MacElhone and associate Bertrand Baheu-Derras.  The move follows Reed Smith’s launch of a Paris competition practice last April, when it hired Hogan Lovells’ antitrust, competition and economic regulation co-head Michel Debroux (10 April 2013).  MacElhone, […]

Property update — January 2014: implied periodic tenancy

Implied periodic tenancy — one of the cases mentioned in Wragge & Co’s last property update — is heading to the Court of Appeal. Last month, we reported on the decision in Barclays Wealth Trustees (Jersey) Ltd v Erimus Housing Ltd. In that case, a housing association remained in occupation of office premises for almost three […]

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Legal fees soar to £38.9m after busy half-year for public M&A

The UK public M&A market picked up in the second half of 2013, with lawyers pocketing a total of £38.9m in fees – 44 per cent more than they received in the first half of the year. During the first six months of the year lawyers acting on M&A deals received a total of £29m […]

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