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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.


7BR hires BPP marketing head as CEO after five-month vacancy

BPP University director of marketing Rachel Holmes has joined 7 Bedford Row (7BR) as chief executive, replacing Fay Gillott who left last year. Gillott joined Atkin Chambers as CEO last November after six years at 7BR. She joined one month after Atkin revamped its graduate recruitment process and began offering its pupils £72,500, the highest pupillage award […]

Business Leadership awards alumni: Addleshaw Goddard KM team

The trend for knowledge management (KM) and its specialists, to move ever closer to the strategic core of law firms’ businesses was highlighted perfectly by the success of Addleshaw Goddard at last year’s Business Leadership Awards. The award also highlighted the trend towards firms working in partnership on client matters.

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Clifford Chance in hunt for China merger

Clifford Chance is understood to be seeking a China merger and has held talks with some of the country’s top-tier firms. The Lawyer understands that the magic circle firm has explored the possibility of a merger with a number of top-tier Chinese firms, with one being identified as Zhong Lun. The discussions with Zhong Lun, […]

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