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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.



Debevoise continues City push with two promotions in seven-strong round

A year after New York-headquartered Debevoise & Plimpton made up its first partners in London in four years the firm has promoted two more of its lawyers to its all-equity ranks. Corporate lawyer Thomas Smith and Patrick Taylor, a member of Debevoise’s litigation department and the international dispute resolution group, have both become partners in […]

Oh Manchester, so much to answer for

In March pretty much the entire editorial team of The Lawyer spent a week in Manchester. We came away certain of several things. First things first: sorry Birmingham and sorry Leeds – Manchester is definitively UK Law’s second city.

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