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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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Merlin GC appoints DLA Piper as sole adviser

Merlin Entertainments has appointed DLA Piper as its main adviser for global construction work, plus UK commercial, property and HR work. Merlin will continue to instruct other firms on an off-panel basis.

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Moves: Linklaters hires DLA Piper real estate head

Move of the week Linklaters has appointed Carsten Loll to the firm as a partner. Munich-based Loll was formerly international real estate head at DLA Piper, having joined the firm in 2010 from Hogan Lovells. At Linklaters Loll will work alongside German practice group head Wolfram Krüger and the firm’s two other real estate partners […]

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