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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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‘Your barrister boyfriend’ founders plan female equivalent

The women behind the Tumblr Your Barrister Boyfriend, which rates barristers according to their appearance, will launch a female equivalent in the next four weeks. The identity of the two women who launched the site has been kept under wraps. The pair, an art historian and writer and a journalist, both Americans living in London, […]

Bringing an administration to an end: considerations for administrators

By Andrew Foyle A recent opinion by Lord Hodge in the Court of Session has clarified an administrator’s powers and duties in cases where they wish to bring an administration to an end. In particular, it clarifies where they have achieved a different objective from that approved by the creditors. It is a Scottish case, […]

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Freshfields and Gibson Dunn scoop lead roles as Vivendi sells Maroc Telecom stake

The Paris offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer and Gibson Dunn have picked up the lead roles on Etisalat’s proposed €4.2bn acquisition of Vivendi’s stake in Maroc Telecom. Middle Eastern telecoms giant Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat), a Freshfields client, is in talks to acquire the 53 per cent stake in Maroc Telecom currently held by Vivendi, advised […]

Don’t bet against the ABS

Parabis went from zero to being a £100m turnover firm in less than a decade. There’s no sign that its growth and ambition are stopping. This year Duke Street took a stake in the volume insurance player, and Parabis has just applied for an ABS licence to go into partnership with Direct Line. It seems […]

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