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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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Shoosmiths partners attend opening of UK’s largest biorefinery

Shoosmiths — which advised Vivergo Fuels on the UK’s largest biorefinery — was among the guests invited to attend the official opening of the £350m plant. The law firm provided real estate, development, planning, construction, environmental, tax, employment, commercial agreement and litigation advice regarding the biorefinery, which is located near Hull. Partner Graham Bennett, who led the […]

Finaccord data shows affinity and partnership marketing on the rise for legal services providers

According to new research released by Finaccord, an increasing number of organisations are acting as affinity or corporate partners for legal services, much in the manner that insurance and other consumer services have long been marketed through partnerships.   Across a total of 1,700 organisations investigated, 518 (30.5%) offer a legal service in one form […]

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