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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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Barnea & Co offers unique expertise in consulting, managing and representing companies, lenders and creditors in all corporate insolvency proceedings. This includes companies facing financial difficulties, companies that have been granted protection against creditors or are in receivership or liquidation and also individuals facing bankruptcy. As part of its activity, the firm offers counsel on […]

Orrick jumps on African bandwagon with Ivory Coast opening

Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe has joined the flood of firms moving into Africa – but rather than go for South Africa or develop a pan-Africa network, the firm has opened an affiliated officein Ivory Coast under the name Orrick RCI. The firm also took on Heenan Paris’ former head of banking and finance Jean-Jacques Essombé […]

Acritas rankings highlight Freshfields reality gap

Freshfields may be going great guns in the US, but the magic circle is apparently losing its grip on the all-important brand equity, if the latest research by Acritas is to believed. Freshfields and magic circle rival Linklaters held the third and fourth positions last year in the Global Elite Law Firm Brand Index but […]

Nuclear De- commissioning Authority legal head promoted to executive ahead of panel review

Former Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) legal head Rob Higgins has taken up one of the organisation’s three new executive positions following the exit of commercial director Sean Balmer this year.  Higgins has been promoted to a new director position in charge of all business services, prompting the hunt for a new head of legal ahead […]

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Can barristers sing? A soprano’s verdict

Soprano Sarah Gabriel will be singing with the Bar Choral Society in November. She decided to check them out in advance… Certain ideas appear to be so obvious that it’s surprising they didn’t emerge sooner: wheels on the bottom of suitcases, tin openers, mixer taps, that sort of thing. The Bar Choral Society (BCS) is […]

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